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WWCN11 CWTO 150913  
FREEZING RAIN WARNING  
FOR SOUTHERN ONTARIO  
UPDATED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA  
AT 5:13 A.M. EDT SUNDAY 15 APRIL 2018.  
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FREEZING RAIN WARNING FOR:  
CITY OF HAMILTON  
BURLINGTON - OAKVILLE  
HURON - PERTH  
WATERLOO - WELLINGTON.  
 
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==DISCUSSION==  
 
A POTENTIALLY HISTORIC ICE STORM EXPECTED THIS WEEKEND. SIGNIFICANT  
POWER OUTAGES LIKELY.  
 
FOLLOWING YESTERDAY'S INITIAL ROUND OF ICE PELLETS AND FREEZING  
RAIN, THE MORE SIGNIFICANT FREEZING RAIN EVENT IS ABOUT TO GET  
UNDERWAY. IT WILL LIKELY BEGIN AS ICE PELLETS ONCE AGAIN BUT CHANGE  
TO FREEZING RAIN THIS MORNING AND PERSIST UNTIL IT CHANGES TO RAIN  
LATER THIS AFTERNOON.  
 
THE ADDITIONAL ICE BUILDUP WON'T BE AS SEVERE AS EARLIER EXPECTED -  
PERHAPS 10 TO AT MOST 15 MM. HOWEVER, STRONG WINDS GUSTING TO 70 TO  
LOCALLY 80 KM/H IN COMBINATION WITH THE ICE ACCUMULATION WILL LIKELY  
STILL RESULT IN MANY POWER OUTAGES DUE TO FALLEN TREES LIMBS AND  
POWER LINES.  
 
DANGEROUS WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED ON UNTREATED ROADS,  
WORSENED BY FALLEN TREE LIMBS.  
 
TRAVEL IS NOT RECOMMENDED. STAY AWAY FROM FALLEN POWER LINES. PUBLIC  
SAFETY CANADA ENCOURAGES EVERYONE TO MAKE AN EMERGENCY PLAN AND GET  
AN EMERGENCY KIT WITH DRINKING WATER, FOOD, MEDICINE, A FIRST-AID  
KIT AND A FLASHLIGHT.  
 
PLEASE CONTINUE TO MONITOR ALERTS AND FORECASTS ISSUED BY  
ENVIRONMENT CANADA. TO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER, SEND AN EMAIL TO  
ONSTORM(AT)CANADA.CA OR TWEET REPORTS USING (HASH)ONSTORM.  
 
HTTP://WEATHER.GC.CA  
 
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