GHOST-WHITE HALLOWEEN: Toronto could be in for a snowy terror
On October 22, the temperature will plummet below zero, covering Ontario in ghostly snow. Canadians have taken to Twitter to express their discontent.
This weekend, winter is back with a vengeance. A weather advisory has been put in place for Toronto and basically all of Southern Ontario.
The icy effects are already being felt. Many have taken to Twitter to document their own frozen nightmares.
The Weather Network reports that thousands are already without power in the Kitchener area, and as the icestorm continues, it could get worse for many: “Strong winds through the late morning and afternoon will pose a risk to power lines for parts of the southwest that saw ice accumulation through the morning.”
CBC’s Natasha Fatah tweets, “Toronto friends, a weather advisory in place as Sunday is going to bring a lot of messy, wintry, rainy, freezy weather.
Check on your neighbours, the elderly, those with mobility issues, the homeless, be good to each other and stay warm.”
Good advice, indeed. The mixture of snow, rain and ice is expected to continue through until Monday morning in most of Southern Ontario.
Stay safe and warm, Ontario!
Well Toronto, we hope you like snow. Because as many of you have surely noticed by now, you’ve got a lot of it!
The Toronto area was subjected to record-breaking early snowfalls that may leave commuters in a temporary daze, as sidewalks and roads have quickly become snowy in a hurry.
Monday morning saw a winter weather travel advisory from Environment Canada, which has since been lifted, but was nonetheless pounded by snow overnight.
Toronto’s Pearson airport was blanketed by nearly 14 centimetres of snow, over four times the previous record set in 1983.
According to 680 NEWS meteorologist Jill Taylor, windchill will “make it feel like -15 C on Tuesday and will dip further to -22 overnight.”
There is a risk of heavy snow and snow squalls for a large part of Ontario on Friday, and the snow could last and linger into Saturday morning according to the Weather Network.
Travel may be difficult for parts of Ontario including Highways 401 and 402 around London and Sarnia throughout Friday and into Saturday with 20-40 cm of snow expected.
Meteorologist Tyler Hamilton told the Weather Network: “We’ve had dustings of snow, but this by far, is posing a serious threat if you’re travelling in the region. Even though things go seemingly calm through the early afternoon on Thursday, what’s lurking over the shores of Lake Huron starts to drift towards Grand Bend, Strathroy and London late Thursday evening.”
Environment Canada warns that: “Snow squalls cause weather conditions to vary considerably; changes from clear skies to heavy snow within just a few kilometres are common. Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions.”
Snow squall warnings for all of Ontario can be found here.
The forecast for Toronto includes scattered flurries on Saturday.
An incredible video out of Monteregie, Quebec of a gas station collapsing has made its way on to Twitter.
The footage is almost unbelievable, but when you consider that some parts of Quebec are getting winds of nearly 100 km/h, it starts to make a bit more sense.
Take care of yourself out there, boys and girls! These winds are expected to “damage buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows,” and “loose objects may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage.”