Winter storm or snowfall warnings in effect for greater Kawarthas Sunday night into Monday

25-40 cm expected for Northumberland County, 25 cm for Peterborough County and northern Hastings County, 15-20 cm for Kawartha Lakes, 15 cm for Haliburton County

Cars on a road in a winter snow storm. (Stock photo)

Environment Canada has issued winter storm warnings or snowfall warnings for the entire greater Kawarthas region, forecasting heavy snow on Sunday night (January 16) into Monday.

A winter storm warning is in effect for Peterborough County, northern Hastings County, and Northumberland County, with a snowfall warning in effect for Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton County.

A low pressure system tracking south of the Great Lakes will bring significant snowfall to the region on Monday. Heavy snow will likely significantly impact the Monday morning commute. Local blowing snow is also possible Monday afternoon and evening with gusty northerly to northwesterly winds.

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Snowfall accumulation will vary depending on the location, with Environment Canada forecasting the following amounts:

  • 25 to 40 cm for Northumberland County, including Cobourg and Port Hope, with peak snowfall rates of 2 to 5 cm per hour are possible Monday morning into Monday afternoon.
  • 25 cm for Peterborough County, including Apsley, Peterborough, and Lakefield, with peak snowfall rates of 2 to 4 cm per hour possible Monday morning into Monday afternoon.
  • 25 cm for northern Hastings County, including Bancroft, with peak snowfall rates of 2 to 4 cm per hour possible Monday morning into Monday afternoon.
  • 15 to 20 cm southern Kawartha Lakes, including Lindsay, with peak snowfall rates of 2 to 3 cm per hour possible Monday morning into Monday afternoon.
  • 15 cm for northern Kawartha Lakes, including Fenelon Falls, with peak snowfall rates of 2 to 4 cm per hour possible Monday morning into Monday afternoon.
  • 15 cm for Haliburton County, with peak snowfall rates up to 2 cm per hour possible Monday morning into Monday afternoon.

Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Poor weather conditions may contribute to transportation delays, Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve.

Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways, and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow.

Take frequent breaks and avoid strain when clearing snow.

 

This story has been updated with the latest forecast from Environment Canada.