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Major storm bringing rain

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Major storm bringing rain

Environment Canada says a storm system that is tracking over the Great Lakes will bring strong winds and 25 to 50 mm of rain to south Niagara today and Friday. The highest amounts or rain are forecast to be in the Windsor-Sarnia to Niagara-Hamilton corridor, along the north shore of Lake Ontario. In addition, thunderstorms […]

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Wind chill warning for south Niagara

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Wind chill warning for south Niagara

Environment Canada has issued a wind chill warning for south Niagara overnight and into Friday morning. “A cold Arctic airmass remains over much of Southern Ontario with overnight lows once again expected to be in the low minus twenties, ” the warning said. Winds, Environment Canada said, are forecast to pick up from the southwest […]

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Extreme cold weather alert for Niagara

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With temperatures expected to drop to between -15°C and -20°C Tuesday, Niagara Region’s public health department issued an extreme cold weather alert Monday. In a release, the region said an extreme cold weather alert is sent out when temperatures fall below -15°C and when conditions are severe enough to warrant alerting the community to the […]

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Wind warning for south Niagara

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Wind warning for south Niagara

Environment Canada issued a wind warning for south Niagara Sunday. The warning said strong and gusty winds would develop in the afternoon and carry on into the evening. It said very strong southwesterly winds developed ahead of a cold front sweeping south from Northeastern Ontario. Winds of 60 km/h with gusts up to 90 km/h […]

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Drivers faced whiteout conditions in south Niagara

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Drivers faced whiteout conditions in south Niagara

Drivers faced whiteout conditions on area roads as lake-effect snow hammered south Niagara from Wainfleet to Fort Erie Tuesday. Environment Canada had warned of squalls off of Lake Erie creating low to nil visibility in heavy snow bands, and of rapidly accumulating snow. Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services firefighters faced those whiteout conditions when […]

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Remembering the Blizzard of 77

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Remembering the Blizzard of 77

When the Blizzard of 77 struck, Lake Erie’s surface area of 25,700 square kilometres was covered in ice and metre-deep light snow. Record cold days and steady snowfall for a month ensured the snow on the lake stayed light and fluffy. The cold weather kept the snow from becoming packed down. Though the current system […]

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