986  
WWCN11 CWTO 160621  
FREEZING RAIN WARNING  
FOR SOUTHERN ONTARIO  
UPDATED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA  
AT 2:21 A.M. EDT MONDAY 16 APRIL 2018.  
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FREEZING RAIN WARNING FOR:  
LISTOWEL - MILVERTON - NORTHERN PERTH COUNTY  
MOUNT FOREST - ARTHUR - NORTHERN WELLINGTON COUNTY  
ORANGEVILLE - GRAND VALLEY - SOUTHERN DUFFERIN COUNTY.  
 
FREEZING RAIN WARNING ENDED FOR:  
GODERICH - BLUEWATER - SOUTHERN HURON COUNTY  
WINGHAM - BLYTH - NORTHERN HURON COUNTY  
STRATFORD - MITCHELL - SOUTHERN PERTH COUNTY  
KITCHENER - CAMBRIDGE - REGION OF WATERLOO  
GUELPH - ERIN - SOUTHERN WELLINGTON COUNTY.  
 
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==DISCUSSION==  
 
SIGNIFICANT FREEZING RAIN GRADUALLY CHANGING TO RAIN. POWER OUTAGES  
LIKELY TO CONTINUE INTO THE OVERNIGHT HOURS.  
 
THE FREEZING RAIN CONTINUES TO TRANSITION TO RAIN AS TEMPERATURES  
NUDGE SLIGHTLY ABOVE THE FREEZING MARK. IT SHOULD CHANGE TO RAIN  
ACROSS THE ENTIRE AREA OVERNIGHT AS TEMPERATURES RISE TO NEAR PLUS  
3.  
AN ICE BUILDUP OF 5 TO 10 MM HAS BEEN REPORTED IN PARTS OF THE AREA.  
AND A REPORT OF 15 MM ICE ACCUMULATION IN SOUTHERN WELLINGTON  
COUNTY. WINDS ARE EASING ALTHOUGH LOCAL POWER OUTAGES MAY STILL  
OCCUR.  
 
DANGEROUS WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED ON UNTREATED ROADS,  
WORSENED BY FALLEN TREE LIMBS.  
 
TRAVEL IS NOT RECOMMENDED. BEWARE OF BRANCHES OR ELECTRICAL WIRES  
THAT COULD BREAK UNDER THE WEIGHT OF ICE. 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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