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Environment Canada calling for up to 25 cm of snow to hit Toronto on Monday

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DH Toronto Staff Mar 11, 2017 7:04 am 10,612

Apparently it’s not enough that it currently feels like -18°C in Toronto. 

Or that tomorrow could feel even colder. Oh no, winter can’t be considered to be in full-on revenge mode until there’s snow on the ground.

Well, consider this winter’s comeback story.

Despite having the warmest February in Toronto’s history last month, March is more than making up for winter’s mid-season lapse by providing us with freezing cold days, and now, according to Environment Canada, somewhere between 15-25 cm of snow.

In a special weather statement released just before 4 pm today, Environment Canada outlines the storm that’s en route for the GTA this coming Monday, March 13:

Major winter storm threatens Southern Ontario early next week.

As if to remind us that spring has not officially begun yet, Mother Nature is gearing up for a significant winter storm. A developing low pressure centre currently over the Northwestern United States will track just south of the Great Lakes on Monday and Monday night.

Snow is forecast to spread into Southwestern Ontario during the day Monday then envelop much of Southern Ontario Monday night through Tuesday. Cold Arctic air already in place over the Great Lakes will ensure it will be a dry fluffier snow, creating some blowing snow issues as winds pick up during the storm.

Total snowfall amounts of 15 to 25 centimetres are likely with enhanced amounts closer to 30 centimetres possible in the Hamilton to Niagara corridor, due to added moisture from Lake Ontario. Snowfall amounts will likely be appreciably less farther north towards Georgian Bay or into parts of Eastern Ontario. The snow should taper off Tuesday night in most areas.

Just when you thought you were out, winter pulls you back in… and dumps a foot of snow on your head in the process.

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