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Excessive heat alert issued for Niagara

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Excessive heat alert issued for Niagara

An Excessive Heat Alert has been issued by Niagara Region Public Health, as the temperature is expected to reach 31°C on Sunday, with a humidex approaching 40°C. Niagara residents are advised to take extra precautions during episodes of extreme heat and humidity. Signs of heat-related illness may include confusion, dizziness, nausea, muscle swelling, heart disturbances, and headache. Here are […]

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Air quality and heat event statements issued

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Air quality and heat event statements issued

Environment Canada has issued alerts Sunday May 27/2018, one a special air quality statement calling for high levels of pollution in the air Sunday into Monday. The second is for a heat event, daytime temperatures to rise Monday. “Possible high levels of air pollution are expected today in southwestern Ontario,” the statement says. “Hot and […]

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Significant rainfall expected in South Niagara overnight

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Significant rainfall expected in South Niagara overnight

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement Monday, May 14/2018, calling for significant rainfall overnight for South Niagara which will continue into Tuesday morning. “A weather system moving along the line of a warm front over northern Ohio will affect Southern Ontario near midnight with a significant rain fall,” the statement said. “Showers and embedded […]

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EC upgrades statement to freezing rain warning

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EC upgrades statement to freezing rain warning

Environment Canada has graded an earlier statement to a freezing rain warning, the weather event anticipated to begin Saturday evening Apr. 14/2018. “Patchy rain will become more widespread then change to freezing rain near midday as temperatures dip below zero,” the warning said. “It should persist into this evening.” “A lull in precipitation is likely […]

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Freezing rain expected for weekend

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Freezing rain expected for weekend

It could be an icy weekend in Niagara, Environment Canada issued a special weather statement Thursday Apr. 12/2018 calling for freezing rain and heavy rain starting Saturday. “Rain ahead of a slow moving system is expected to change to freezing rain in Saturday afternoon,” the statement said. “Periods of freezing rain will continue into Sunday […]

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Wind warning in effect for South Niagara

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Wind warning in effect for South Niagara

Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for South Niagara Tuesday Apr. 3/2018, gusting winds expected to start later this evening and pick up overnight. “Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 early this evening, the warning said.“Very strong westerly winds are expected to develop across the region early Wednesday morning. Winds gusts as […]

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