Mixed bag of weather results in special weather statement for Windsor region

Lester Mason
February 11, 2019

The statement notes that a winter storm with significant snow, freezing rain and strong winds is possible for Tuesday, Feb. 12.

"Snow will mix with or change to ice pellets later Tuesday".

Leaving the area on Tuesday could also be an issue as the weather agency has issued a special weather statement for all parts of southern Ontario as a Colorado low moves across the province.

The heavy snowfall is expected to begin near midday on Tuesday and die down during the day on Wednesday.

Snow is expected to taper off to flurries on Wednesday.

The national weather service added residents could expect between 5 to15 centimetres of snowfall and ice pellets, as well as possible freezing rain depending on how the storm tracks across the region. There is also a risk of freezing rain, which could result in power outages.

Strong winds from the east, at times gusting up to 80 km/h, will cause blowing snow.

"Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel hard over some locations", the agency says.

Watches and warnings may be required as this event draws closer.

The city's extreme cold weather alerts are issued when the temperature is forecast to reach -15 degrees C or colder, or when the wind chill is forecast to reach -20 or colder.

More details on the alert are available here.

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