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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

UPDATE: Winter Storm Warning Ended, Snow Squall Threat

Orillia | by Ian MacLennan  

Strong winds could fire up snow squalls.

UPDATE:

The winter storm warning has ended for the region.

About 10-12 cm of snow and ice pellets was recorded in the Orillia, Barrie and Collingwood area.

There is a threat of snow squalls this afternoon and this evening as gusty winds to 60 km/h per hour fire up the lake effect machine off Georgian Bay and Lake Huron.

Some places might receive 15 cm locally.

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A winter storm with a combination of 15 to 25 cm of snow and ice pellets, possible freezing rain, and strong winds today into Wednesday.

Snow and blowing snow will begin this morning. Snow will mix with or change to ice pellets this afternoon. There is also a risk of freezing rain later this afternoon.

Strong easterly winds gusting to 70 km/h will cause reduced visibility in blowing snow.

Total snowfall and ice pellet amounts of 15 to 25 cm are possible by Wednesday morning. However, snow squalls and blowing snow are then expected to develop by Wednesday afternoon for regions southeast of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay. Additional snowfall amounts of 15 cm are possible.

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