Environment Canada forecasts multi-day snowfall for Kingston and area

Photo by Daniel Tastard-Homer.

After a short break from the bitter cold that has encompassed the region over the past few weeks, another weather system is reportedly moving into the Kingston area.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the area, advising of a “multi-day snowfall event,” which may begin as freezing rain.

The statement is in effect for Kingston, Odessa, Frontenac Islands, Napanee, Consecon, Picton, and Sandbanks Park, with snowfall predicted to begin on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022.

“Freezing rain or rain showers tonight will transition to snow by Wednesday night,” Environment Canada said in the statement. “Areas farther west will see a quicker changeover. Snow is expected to taper on Friday.”

The national weather service is predicting total snowfall accumulations of 10 to 20 cm by Friday, with a freezing rain risk during the transition from rain to snow. Reduced visibility due to snow and local blowing snow are possible, Environment Canada stated.

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