Environment Canada issues wind warning and blowing snow advisory for Toronto

Feb 24 2019, 4:01 pm

Environment Canada has issued a wind warning as well as a blowing snow advisory for the City of Toronto on Sunday.

According to the warning, a major wind storm will begin near midday.

“Very strong southwest winds with frequent gusts of 100 to 110 km/h will begin near noon in the wake of a sharp arctic cold front blasting across the region,” states the warning, adding that gusts of 120 km/h are likely in areas along the shores of Lake Ontario.

The damaging winds will continue into this evening, then will gradually start to diminish overnight.

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“Power outages are possible. Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur,” says Environment Canada. “Loose objects may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions due to high winds.”

In addition, Toronto is under a blowing snow advisory, which means possible poor visibilities this afternoon through tonight.

“Flurries and strong westerly winds with gusts of 70 to 100 km/h are expected following the passage of a sharp cold front today. Any fresh snow will be whipped up by the winds creating near whiteout conditions at times in blowing snow,” reads the advisory.

Conditions will slowly improve early Monday morning as winds begin to diminish.

Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility.

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While it is supposed to feel like 9°C today, it will fall to 1°C this afternoon. By tonight, the windchill will feel more like -18°C.

Be safe this Sunday, Toronto.