Environment Canada advises of significant snowfall for Kingston area

Photo by Christine Makhlouf.

Winter isn’t over, and there’s a fair chance Mother Nature will remind us of that with a significant snowfall, according to Environment Canada.

The national weather agency issued a special weather statement on the morning of Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 advising that significant snowfall, freezing rain, or rain are possible for Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 and into Wednesday night. The statement is in effect for the Kingston, Odessa, Frontenac Islands, Napanee, Consecon, Picton, and Sandbanks Park areas.

Snow is expected to begin overnight on Tuesday, Feb. 25, or early on the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. The precipitation will then change to rain, freezing rain, or continue as snow. Total snowfall amounts of 5 to 15 cm are possible in areas where precipitation falls primarily as snow.

“There is uncertainty regarding the track of the low pressure system responsible for the precipitation. Any change in the track could drastically change snowfall amounts and precipitation types. Motorists should be prepared for poor winter driving conditions,” Environment Canada said in the statement.

“This precipitation is the result of a low pressure system from the central United States that is forecast to track over Eastern Ontario Wednesday night.”

Kingstonist will continue to monitor this weather situation and provide updates as more information becomes available, or if forecasts change.

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