Winter storm expected to hamper travel across Hamilton, Niagara on Monday – Hamilton
The Hamilton area extending to the Niagara Peninsula continues to be under a winter storm warning, with another 10 to 15 cm of snow expected on Monday.
In all, Environment Canada believes 25 to 45 cm of the white staff will have fallen since Sunday night with more to come before ending in the afternoon.
“Snow, at times heavy, with peak snowfall rates of 4 to 7 cm per hour possible this morning, which will significantly reduce visibilities,” the agency said in its statement.
“Local blowing snow at times due to winds gusting up to 60 km/h.”
Meteorologists are urging residents to consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve since highways, roads, walkways and parking lots are difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow.
“Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas,” Environment Canada said in its warning.
A low pressure system is continuing across the region on Monday bringing snowfall to the region until early afternoon.
The advisory is also in effect for Niagara Region, including St. Catharines, as 5 to 8 cm are expected every hour with 60 km/h winds until the afternoon. The wind is expected to continue through the evening.
Snow should taper off this afternoon across both the Hamilton and Niagara Regions becoming flurries by the afternoon with wind gusts expected to continue to blow snow.
Monday’s high temperature is expected to be -3 C with the wind chill making it feel like -10 C.
A temperature of -8 C is expected overnight into Tuesday morning with the wind chill making it feel like – 15 C.
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