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WWCN11 CWTO 130430  
SNOWFALL WARNING  
FOR SOUTHERN ONTARIO  
UPDATED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA  
AT 11:30 P.M. EST FRIDAY 12 JANUARY 2018.  
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SNOWFALL WARNING FOR:  
NIAGARA.  
 
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==DISCUSSION==  
 
SNOWFALL, WITH TOTAL AMOUNTS OF 15 TO 25 CM IS EXPECTED.  
 
SNOW HAS INTENSIFIED ACROSS THE NIAGARA PENINSULA. SNOW, HEAVY AT  
TIMES WILL CONTINUE TONIGHT, WITH TOTAL AMOUNTS OF 15 TO 25 CM  
EXPECTED BY THE TIME IT TAPERS OFF BY SATURDAY MORNING.  
 
19 CM OF NEW SNOW WAS REPORTED BY A SPOTTER IN THE SOUTH END OF ST.  
CATHARINES LATE FRIDAY EVENING.  
 
DANGEROUS WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS FROM VERY LOW VISIBILITY IN  
BURSTS OF HEAVY SNOW AND OCCASIONAL BLOWING SNOW ARE LIKELY. TRAVEL  
IS NOT RECOMMENDED.  
 
THIS REGION IS NEAR THE WESTERN EDGE OF A MAJOR WINTER STORM. TOTAL  
SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OVER AREAS CLOSER TO HAMILTON OR DUNNVILLE MAY BE  
LESS THAN 15 CM AS A RESULT.  
 
RAPIDLY ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT. VISIBILITY MAY  
BE SUDDENLY REDUCED AT TIMES IN HEAVY SNOW. SURFACES SUCH AS  
HIGHWAYS, ROADS, WALKWAYS AND PARKING LOTS MAY BECOME DIFFICULT TO  
NAVIGATE DUE TO ACCUMULATING SNOW.  
 
PLEASE CONTINUE TO MONITOR ALERTS AND FORECASTS ISSUED BY  
ENVIRONMENT CANADA. TO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER, SEND AN EMAIL TO  
EC.CPIO-TEMPETES-OSPC-STORMS.EC(AT)CANADA.CA OR TWEET REPORTS USING  
(HASH)ONSTORM.  
 
HTTP://WEATHER.GC.CA  
 
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