Winter is coming Thursday night

Special to WC Online

WEST CARLETON – Winter is coming. Thursday (Dec. 15) night. All at once.

Environment Canada is calling for 15 to 25 centimetres of snow for the West Carleton area starting Thursday evening and straight through in to Friday (Dec. 16).

“A strong low pressure system is expected to affect southern Ontario later this week,” Environment Canada released in a statement today (Dec. 13). “Snow is expected to begin over eastern Ontario Thursday evening and become heavy at times on Friday. Total snowfall amounts of 15 to 25 cm are expected. Higher snowfall amounts exceeding 25 cm are possible, however, confidence in this occurring is low.”

Snow will gradually taper to flurries Friday night with scattered flurries expected to continue much of Saturday (Dec. 17).

Environment Canada says West Carleton residents could wake up to 25 centimetres by Saturday morning.

“Hazardous travel conditions due to heavy snow and reduced visibility, particularly on Friday,” Environment Canada said. “Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to”

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