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Toronto winter storm update: Relax, it's not that bad

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DH Toronto Staff Mar 13, 2017 11:08 pm 385

Yesterday, Environment Canada reduced the snowfall expectation in Toronto to somewhere between 10-15 cm.

And it looks like they’ll be right on the money this time.

Approximately 4-6 cm of snow has already fallen in downtown Toronto overnight and light snowfall is expected to continue throughout the rest of today, resulting in another 2 to 5 cm with the possibility of a couple more cms added tonight.

All in all, Toronto seems to have escaped winter’s final throw down. (The East Coast, however, is about to get slammed with up to 30 cm tonight.)

Of course, that doesn’t mean your commute will be easy this morning or tonight, but, all things considered, this is far from anything we can even properly call a winter storm.

It is very much still winter though, just step outside if you need proof. With the windchill it’s currently -21°C in Toronto:

Toronto winter storm

Environment Canada

Which means the City of Toronto is continuing to maintain an Extreme Cold Weather Alert for today:

So while there’s still lots to complain about (mid-March should not feel like the depths of winter) snowfall in Toronto is not currently one of them.

You can read Environment Canada’s latest statement below:

Periods of snow and occasional blowing snow continues today into tonight.

The weather system which has given snow across much of Southern Ontario is weakening as an East Coast storm rapidly intensifies. Periods of snow will continue today into tonight. Additional snow amounts of 2 to 5 cm are expected today, with a perhaps a couple more cm of snow tonight.

Brisk northeast to north winds will also create some occasional blowing snow in exposed areas today and tonight.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time to reach their destination due to winter driving conditions. Untreated roads may be snow covered and slippery.

The snow will end on Wednesday as the weather system moves away from the area.

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