Alerts for: Kapuskasing - Hearst

Warnings

3:30 PM EST Sunday 23 November 2014
Freezing rain warning in effect for:

  • Fraserdale - Pledger Lake

A low pressure system developing over the southern United States will track rapidly northeastward and strengthen to bring significant weather to portions of northern Ontario. Some freezing rain is expected to today with a few mm of ice accretion likely.

Latest indications suggest that for areas such as Hornepayne and Fraserdale, temperatures will rise above freezing, resulting in a changeover to plain rain. Rain will then change to freezing rain once again early Monday morning. This period of freezing rain should be rather brief and will likely be mixed with ice pellets. Precipitation should change to all snow in the afternoon with accumulations of near 10 cm expected by the time the snow tapers off late Monday night.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots will become icy, slippery and hazardous. Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas. 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.

Freezing Rain Warnings are issued when rain falling in sub-zero temperatures creates ice build-up and icy surfaces.

Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required, so stay tuned to your local media or Weatheradio. Email reports of severe weather to storm.ontario@ec.gc.ca or tweet with the hashtag #ONStorm.

 

Statements

11:48 AM EST Sunday 23 November 2014
Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Kapuskasing - Hearst - Smooth Rock Falls

Becoming wet and mild for Northeastern Ontario. A wintery mix of precipitation for areas north and west of Lake Superior.

An intensifying weather system currently over Kansas will track towards Lake Michigan tonight and cross Northeastern Ontario on Monday. This system will bring significant weather to much of Northern Ontario.

Northeastern Ontario: rain, at times rather heavy, will arrive tonight and continue for much of Monday. A general rainfall of 20 to 30 mm is expected before it changes to snow Monday night. The rainfall may have some impact on snow melt for any parts of Northeastern Ontario which have considerable snow pack. Some localized minor flooding is possible in some locales.

North and west of superior: periods of rain will spread across most regions adjacent to Lake Superior tonight except for regions closer to Lake Nipigon which should see primarily snow. The rain will likely transition to some freezing rain after midnight for the Lake Superior regions then change to snow Monday morning. A significant snowfall of around 10 centimetres is likely in most of the area from Lake Superior towards Nipigon. Freezing rain or snowfall warnings may be required. Travellers should give themselves extra time due to potentially icy roads tonight and accumulating snow and lower visibility on Monday.

Please refer to your public forecast for further details.

Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at www.weatheroffice.gc.ca.

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