Mississauga, Brampton, Halton, Hamilton and Niagara brace for another huge snowfall


Published January 31, 2022 at 5:06 pm

Two weeks after enduring a snowstorm for the ages, Mississauga, Brampton, Halton, Hamilton and Niagara are likely looking at another big snow dump this week.

Late this afternoon, Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon, Burlington, Oakville, Milton and Halton Hills to expect anywhere from 10 to 20cm or more of snow between Wednesday and Friday.

Hamilton and the Niagara region, meanwhile, are under a winter storm watch for the same period, with 20 to 30cm or more of snow likely to fall.

The alerts from the national weather agency call for heavy snow at times and reduced visibility due to heavy and blowing snow in all regions.

Officials describe what’s on the way as a “multi-day snowfall event” expected to start Wednesday morning and last, on and off, until Friday morning.

Forecast for Mississauga shows another big round of snow is on the way this week.

“Rain showers on Tuesday night will transition to snow by early Wednesday morning. Visibilities may be reduced in heavy snow and local blowing snow. Snow will taper by Friday morning,” Environment Canada says in its statement.

Officials warn that several rush-hour commutes will likely be impacted by the storm.

Mississauga and other regions across southern Ontario still have visible reminders of the historic Jan. 17 snowstorm and blizzard in the form of huge snow hills and windrows.

Most parts of Mississauga received about 45cm of snow that day while Pearson Airport in northeast Mississauga recorded 33cm.

The 45cm was the most snow in Mississauga in a single day since 1944, when the city was known as Toronto Township.

The amount received at the airport was the third-most since 1937.

Environment Canada map shows southwestern Ontario, including Niagara and Hamilton, are under a winter storm watch (yellow area) while Mississauga, Brampton and Halton have been issued special weather statements (grey area) calling for a little less snow.

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