Snow, Freezing Rain And Strong Winds Hammer Southern And Northeastern Ontario


A major winter storm affected Southern and Northeastern Ontario Tuesday and Tuesday night. Many areas of Southern Ontario southwest of a line from Collingwood to Toronto had up to 10 cm of snow and ice pellets, followed by several hours of freezing rain. Significant ice accretion was reported in many areas from the freezing rain, along with a few power outages.

Total snowfall amounts as of 9:00 a.m. are shown below.

Location and measured snowfall amount in centimetres:

Muskoka 20

Smiths Falls (Volunteer) 37

Monetville (Volunteer) 36

Milford (Volunteer) 30

Ottawa Airport 29

Cornwall (Volunteer) 28

Drummond Centre (Volunteer) 22

Trenton Airport 21 (snow and ice pellets)

Lyndhurst (Volunteer) 21

Peterborough (Volunteer) 19

Stockdale (Volunteer) 19

Whitby (Volunteer) 17

Haliburton (Volunteer) 14

Wiarton 13 (snow and ice pellets)

Sault Ste. Marie 12

Chapleau 12

Wawa 11


Location and estimated snowfall amount in centimetres:

Bancroft 26

Petawawa Airport 25

Algonquin Park 24

Brockville 22

Pembroke 22

Cobourg 21

Beatrice 17

Peterborough Trent University 17

Uxbridge 16

Sudbury (as of 1:00 a.m.) 16

Barrie 12 (snow and ice pellets)

Toronto EC Headquarters 12 (snow and ice pellets)

Markham 11 (snow and ice pellets)

Ancaster (volunteer) 10


Peak wind speeds of 80 kilometres per hour or more are shown below.

Location and peak wind speed in kilometres per hour

Long Point 106

Port Colborne 102

Point Petre 83



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