A blizzard warning in effect for Mississauga, Brampton, Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville and Milton

Published January 17, 2022 at 8:09 am

Snow Mississauga

It’s going to be a very rough weather day for commuters in Mississauga, Brampton, Hamilton and Halton Region.

A blizzard warning in effect for:

  • Mississauga
  • Brampton
  • Hamilton
  • Burlington
  • Oakville
  • Halton Hills
  • Milton

Hazardous blizzard conditions with heavy snow and strong winds resulting in widespread near zero visibilities.

The total snowfall amounts of 40 to 60 cm in the above regions.

Heavy snow with peak snowfall rates of 8 to 10 cm per hour this morning.
Blowing snow due to winds gusting up to 60 km/h.

This snow is happening not and it will run through to this evening.

Worst conditions expected between now until 11:00 A.M. EST.

A low pressure system tracking south of the Great Lakes is currently bringing significant snowfall and blizzard conditions to the region. This will significantly impact the commute this morning.

Travel is expected to be extremely hazardous due to widespread poor visibility. Travel is expected to be very difficult or impossible due to near-zero visibility. There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas. There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas. If you become stranded in a vehicle do not leave. The vehicle offers a form of protection from the cold. A single person walking through the snow is harder to find than a stranded car or truck. If you do travel and become lost, remain where you are until the blizzard has passed. Protect yourself from wind, cold and disorientation by staying sheltered, indoors or with your vehicle.

According to environment Canada the definition for blizzard is as follows:

Alert type Location Threshold criteria
Warning National, except North of the tree line When winds of 40 km/hr or greater are expected to cause widespread reductions in visibility to 400 metres or less, due to blowing snow, or blowing snow in combination with falling snow, for at least 4 hours.
Warning North of the tree line Same as above, except conditions are expected to last for at least 6 hours.
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