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Ottawa under a Snow Squall Watch

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Environment Canada has a Snow squall watch in effect for:

  • Ottawa North – Kanata – Orléans
  • Ottawa South – Richmond – Metcalfe

Canada’s trusted weather source says that “Snow Squalls are expected later this afternoon and evening.

What:
Snow squalls. Brief periods of heavy snow and blowing snow will accompany the squalls.

Where:
Parts of central and eastern Ontario.

When:
1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Snow squalls are likely behind a cold front this afternoon into this evening. The afternoon commute could be impacted in urban areas. The squalls should move into New York State by 9 p.m.

Today’s forecast is mainly cloudy with flurries beginning early this afternoon. Local blowing snow. Local amount 2 cm. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. Temperature falling to minus 9 this afternoon. Wind chill minus 16 this afternoon. UV index 2 or low. Flurries ending early this evening then partly cloudy with 30 percent chance of flurries. Local blowing snow early this evening. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. Low minus 19. Wind chill minus 16 this evening and minus 28 overnight. Risk of frostbite.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

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