Environment Canada Releases Weather Statement & Ontario Braces For Historic Snowfall Today
This is the earliest we've ever seen this much snow!
A weather advisory was issued for southern Ontario as we get ready for some heavy snowfall. Winter is here early this year, and some regions are expecting to see up to 30 cm of snow. The southern Ontario weather warnings were issued by Environment Canada for multiple different cities.
St. Catharines, northern Niagara region, and Hamilton are the cities that are expected to see 30 cm, CP24 reports. Burlington and Oakville could see up to 25cm. Toronto could see up to 15cm later this afternoon.
The snow is expected to start with flurries and build up later in the day, according to the Weather Network. This means that you should watch out for the evening commute home because it will likely be messy.
"This is not your typical November snowfall, which usually melts quickly, as Tuesday and Wednesday will look and feel like January with record cold temperatures expected," warns Weather Network meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham.
Mississauga, Brampton, Markham, Vaughan, Milton, Caledon Richmond Hill, Pickering, Oshawa are also under a weather advisory.
School bus cancellations in Halton and Niagara regions have already been issued, according to CP24. However, school will still be open.
Toronto Pearson International Airport is asking the public to check their flight status before leaving for the airport.
680 News reports that the largest recorded snowfall in history on November 11 was in 1983, with 3 cm.
That is well under what is expected today. We have never seen this much snow forecasted this early on. Get ready for an intense winter.
This will be among the top 10 heaviest amounts of snow ever recorded at Toronto's Pearson International Airport in all of November's history, says The Weather Network.
The snow will cease by tomorrow, but the temperatures are expected to be well into the negatives.
"Overnight temperatures will reach the minus teens across most of southern Ontario, shattering the low temperature records for this time of year," Weather Network meteorologist Doug Gillham says.
According to Environment Canada, Toronto will see more snow on Tuesday, Thursday as well as Friday, which gives us the suspicion that it won't be melting away like it usually does in November.
It looks like we are in it for the long haul this year.