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Environment Canada issues snow squall warning for Southern Ontario

DH Toronto Staff Dec 07, 2016 10:25 pm 602

Earlier this week we told you Toronto was in store for its first significant snowfall this weekend.

Sunday to be exact.

But here we are on Thursday morning and Environment Canada is warning the rest of Southern Ontario about snow squalls.

17 counties in the lower province have been warned or put on watch today, from Barry’s Bay to Sarnia. But there are several counties and cities much closer to Toronto and the GTA – including Newmarket and Barrie – that are also in danger of receiving “snowfall amounts of 15 cm per 12 hours” during the strongest snow squalls.

That’s a half a foot of snow expected to fall today in many parts of the province. And from where we’re sitting in Toronto, right now the first few flakes of the fluffy white stuff are already drifting down to the pavement pretending to be innocent.

So it begins.

Here’s what Environment Canada’s map of snow squall warnings looks like today, Thursday, December 8:

snow squall warning Ontario

One thing’s for sure, if you’re into getting outdoors during the winter, this weekend will be great for it.

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