Canada – Extreme cold in west continues

Snow and cold push east

ALBERTA

Thursday 15 December 2016
Extreme Cold Warning for more than 100 locations (see link):

Very cold wind chills expected.

Wwind chill values of -40 C (-40 F) tonight and into Friday morning. Wind chill values will moderate late Friday morning although some areas will likely see values approaching -40 C again Friday night.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?ab20#2031135171776718132201612150501ww1676cwwg (also ab31, ab10, ab11, ab9 and ab30 in the address link for the other affected areas)

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Extreme cold warning continues for the Chilcotin region, with lows of -30 C (-22 F) and winds of 15 km/h (9.3 mph) producing wind chills of -40 C (-40 F).

Arctic outflow warning in effect for: Central Coast – coastal sections and North Coast – coastal sections

Wind chill values of minus 20 C to 25 C (-4F to -13 F) tonight and Friday morning.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?bc48#130411348757831005201612150502ww1171cwvr (also bc49 in the address link for the North Coast warning)

Arctic outflow warnings for the Central Coast – inland sections and North Coast – inland sections, with wind chills to -30 C (-22 F). Arctic outflow warnings continue for the Fraser Valley – east including Chilliwack, Howe Sound and Whistler regions, with wind chills to -20 C (-4 F),

NEW BRUNSWICK

Extreme cold warnings for the entire province.

A bitterly cold airmass will move across the province tonight into Friday. Temperatures are expected to drop below minus 20 degrees C (-4 F) by Friday morning with very strong northwest winds behind a deepening low pressure system. Wind chill values are expected to fall below minus 35 (-31 F) for the early part of Friday.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?nb4#1729122441404264692201612140506ww1474cwhx (this link is the Acadian Peninsula warning but is valid for the other warning areas)

Snow squall warning in effect for: Acadian Peninsula region

These snow squalls will give accumulations of 15 centimetres (5.9″) locally and will be reducing visibilities in blowing snow. Conditions should improve somewhat near dawn Friday.

(use above link)

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

Extreme cold warning continues for the Labrador City and Wabush region, with wind chills to -40 C (-40 F).

Blizzard warning for: Bay of Exploits, Bonavista North, Green Bay – White Bay and Northern Peninsula East regions

A period of blizzard conditions can be expected late in the night and early Friday morning, with near zero visibilities, as gusts reach 100 km/h (62.1 mph) along the coast. Conditions will improve later Friday morning as winds shift to a southerly direction and snow tapers off. Snowfall amounts are forecast to range from 10 to 20 cm (3.9″ to 7.9″), with the highest totals likely occurring over the Northern Peninsula.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?nl2#81309062710133918201612150507ww1676cwhx (also nl3, nl10 and nl18 for the other affected areas)

Blizzard warning for: Bay St. George, Channel-Port aux Basques and vicinity, Corner Brook and vicinity, Gros Morne, Parson’s Pond – Hawke’s Bay and Port Saunders and the Straits regions

Conditions will further deteriorate into blizzard conditions with near zero visibilities over parts of the coast prone to enhanced easterlies, where gusts will reach 100 km/h (62.1 mph) or higher. Snowfall amounts are expected to reach near 10 cm (3.9″) by morning over most areas, with up to 20 cm (7.9″) possible over southwestern sections of the island.

Snowfall accumulations from the squalls will be highly variable, but may exceed 20 cm in some areas.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?nl17#80537880710133918201612150507ww1676cwhx (also nl30, nl14, nl8, nl13 and nl4 in the address link for the other affected areas)

Blizzard warning for: Cartwright to Black Tickle, Eagle River, Norman Bay to Lodge Bay and Red Bay to L’Anse-au-Clair regions

Snow, at times heavy, will develop by early Friday morning and combine with strengthening northeasterly winds gusting to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) to create blizzard conditions. Total snowfall accumulations of 10 to 25 cm (3.9″ to 9.8″) are expected before the heaviest snow tapers to flurries Friday evening.

Blizzard conditions will likely continue through Friday night.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?nl32#914103451008042353201612150507ww1777cwhx (also nl35, nl24 and nl31 in the address link for the other affected areas)

NOVA SCOTIA

Snow squall warning in effect for: Annapolis County, Digby County, Kings County and Yarmouth County regions

Heavy and snow squalls tonight and early Friday. Near zero visibilities and significant snowfall accumulation are expected.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?ns8#80402477729109352201612150506ww1171cwhx (also ns7, ns9 and ns6 in the address link for the other affected areas)

Snow squall warning in effect for: Antigonish County, Inverness County – Mabou and north, Inverness County – south of Mabou, Pictou County and Victoria County regions

Cold and strong northwest winds across the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Northumberland Strait are giving flurries at times heavy, snow squalls and reduced visibilities in blowing snow. Near zero visibilities in blowing snow and significant snowfall accumulation are expected.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?ns17#80655973729109352201612150506ww1171cwhx (also ns22, ns21, ns16 and ns23 in the address link for the other affected areas)

NUNAVUT

Iqaluit region – Blizzard conditions Friday with visibilities of 400 metres (0.25 mi) or less much of the day. Conditions will begin to improve Friday evening as winds gradually diminish. Snowfall amounts around 5 cm (2.0 “) are expected with this system, and wind gusts could hit 80 km/h (49.7 mph) at times Friday.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?nu13#9362182247744091201612150501ww1676cwnt

ONTARIO

Snow squall warning for many areas (see link)

Snow squalls are continuing off of Georgian Bay but are gradually weakening. A couple more centimetres are possible before they weaken further.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?on9#13534440536396232201612150503ww1171cwto (also on11 in the address link for the York-Durham warning)

Snow squall warning in effect for: Mount Forest – Arthur – Northern Wellington County region

Snow squalls will affect the region this evening. Local snowfall amounts of 10 to 15 cm (3.9″ to 5.9″) are expected in the heaviest snow squalls. Sudden whiteout conditions from bursts of heavy snow and local blowing snow are resulting in dangerous winter driving conditions.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?on38#18210082136396232201612150503ww1171cwto

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

Snow squall warning in effect for: Kings County P.E.I. and Queens County P.E.I. regions

Cold and strong northwest winds across the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Northumberland Strait are giving flurries at times heavy, snow squalls and reduced visibilities in blowing snow. Near zero visibilities in blowing snow and significant snowfall accumulation are expected.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?pei1#80655973729109352201612150506ww1575cwhx (also pei2 in the address link for the Queen’s County warning)

QUEBEC

Extreme Cold Warning in effect for: Fermont region

Overnight tonight, temperatures will drop to near minus 35 degrees Celsius (-31 F). Winds will bring wind chill values down to minus 48 C (-54.04 F).

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?qc3#1536011051694548720201612150504ww1070cwul

Extreme Cold Warning in effect for many areas (see link):

 

Overnight tonight, temperatures will drop to near minus 30 degrees Celsius (-22 F). Winds will bring wind chill values between minus 38 C and minus 46 C (-32.8 F to -50.8 F).

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?qc56#905328231013706649201612140504ww1070cwul (also qc19, qc43, qc50, qc59, qc53, qc22, qc21, qc54, qc52 and qc20 in the address link for the other affected areas)

Snow squall warning in effect for: Forillon National Park – Gaspé area, Percé area, Grande-Vallée area and Sainte-Anne-des-Monts area regions

Snowsqualls will affect the Gaspé Peninsula coast beginning this evening through Friday. Snowfall amounts could exceed 15 centimetres (5.9″). Strong northwest winds will result in blowing snow.

Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?qc38#94451124813231631201612150504ww1070cwul (also qc33 in the address link for the Sainte-Anne-des-Monts – Grande-Vallée warning)

10:09 PM AST Thursday 15 December 2016
Snow squall warning in effect for:

Îles-de-la-Madeleine region

Cold and strong northwest winds across the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Northumberland Strait are giving flurries at times heavy, snow squalls and reduced visibilities in blowing snow. Near zero visibilities in blowing snow and significant snowfall accumulation are expected.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?qc41#80655973729109352201612150506ww1373cwhx

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html

Thanks to Terry Homeniuk for these links


5 thoughts on “Canada – Extreme cold in west continues”

  1. Extreme cold warnings for almost all of Alberta and into Saskatchewan and Manitoba, snow and snow squalls in the east.

    ALBERTA

    5:36 PM MST Friday 16 December 2016
    Extreme Cold Warning in effect (except for the City of Calgary and Okotoks – High River – Claresholm reporting regions) including the City of Lloydminster Sask. (as of 10:52 PM posting time)

    A period of very cold wind chills is expected.

    Clear skies and cold Arctic air are causing temperatures throughout Alberta to plummet this evening and wind chill values are already reaching -40 C (-40 F) in several regions. Temperatures are expected to moderate along the foothills and in the Lethbridge and Medicine Hat regions overnight tonight, and for the rest of the province throughout the day tomorrow.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?ab1#2031135171776718132201612150501ww1575cwwg (also for ab2 through ab34 and sk32 (except for ab3 and ab6) in the address link for the other affected areas)

    BRITISH COLUMBIA

    Arctic outflow warning continues for the North Coast – inland sections region, with wind chills from -20 C to -25 C (-4 F yo -13 F).

    1:22 PM PST Friday 16 December 2016
    Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

    B.C. North Peace River and B.C. South Peace River

    A period of very cold wind chills is expected.

    Cold overnight and early morning temperatures near minus 30 C and winds up to 15 km/h (9.3 mph) will produce wind chill values near minus 40 C (-40 F) overnight and early Saturday morning. The threat of extreme wind chill values will diminish Saturday morning as temperatures moderate.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?bc12#444556841951088314201612160502ww1373cwvr

    2:54 PM PST Friday 16 December 2016
    Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

    Yoho Park – Kootenay Park

    A period of very cold wind chills is expected.

    Cold temperatures combined with surface winds of 10 to 20 (6.2 to 12.4 mph) km/h will create wind chill values below minus 35 C (-31 F) tonight and Saturday.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?bc17#442447791392791302201612160502ww1373cwvr

    MANITOBA

    3:18 PM CST Friday 16 December 2016
    Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

    Jackhead Res., Moose Creek Prov. Forest Pine Dock and Matheson Island, Mun. of Bifrost-Riverton incl. Arborg Hnausa and Hecla, Peguis Res. and Fisher River Res., R.M. of Fisher incl. Poplarfield, R.M. of Grahamdale incl. Gypsumville Moosehorn and Camper, R.M. of West Interlake incl. Eriksdale and Ashern, City of Brandon, Mun. of Glenboro-South Cypress incl. Treesbank, Mun. of Norfolk Treherne, Mun. of North Cypress-Langford incl. Neepawa and Carberry, Mun. of North Norfolk incl. MacGregor Sydney and Austin, Mun. of Oakland-Wawanesa incl. Carroll, R.M. of Cornwallis west of Shilo incl. Chater, R.M. of Elton incl. Forrest, R.M. of Victoria incl. Holland and Cypress River, City of Winnipeg, Gilbert Plains Mun. incl. Ashville, Grandview Mun. incl. Valley River Res., Mossey River Mun. incl. Winnipegosis and Fork River, Mun. of Ethelbert incl. Garland, Mun. of Roblin incl. Markaroff Shortdale and Bield, Mun. of Russell-Binscarth incl. Gambler Res., R.M. of Dauphin incl. Sifton and Valley River, R.M. of Lakeshore incl. Ochre River and Makinak, R.M. of Lakeshore incl. Rorketon and Toutes Aides, R.M. of Riding Mountain West incl. Asessippi Prov. Park, R.M. of Brokenhead incl. Beausejour and Garson, R.M. of East St. Paul incl. Birds Hill, R.M. of Springfield incl. Anola and Birds Hill Prov. Park, R.M. of St. Clements incl. Grand Beach Brokenhead and Libau, Grand Rapids and Easterville, Waterhen Meadow Portage and Skownan, Cartwright-Roblin Mun. incl. Mather, Mun. of Killarney-Turtle Mountain, Mun. of Lorne incl. Notre Dame and Swan Lake, Mun. of Louise incl. Pilot Mound and Crystal City, Mun. of Pembina incl. Manitou La Rivière and Snowflake, R.M. of Argyle incl. Baldur Glenora and Greenway, R.M. of Prairie Lakes incl. Margaret Ninette and Belmont, Mun. of Boissevain-Morton incl. Turtle Mtn Prov. Park, Mun. of Brenda-Waskada incl. Medora and Goodlands, Mun. of Deloraine-Winchester, Mun. of Grassland incl. Hartney and Minto, Mun. of Two Borders incl. Melita Coulter and Tilston, Hamiota Mun. incl. McConnell and Lavinia, Mun. of Clanwilliam-Erickson, Mun. of Harrison Park incl. Onanole Sandy Lake and Newdale, Prairie View Mun. incl. Bird Tail Creek Res., R.M. of Minto-Odanah incl. Minnedosa and Moore Park, R.M. of Oakview incl. Oak River and Rapid City, R.M. of Rosedale incl. Eden and Kelwood, R.M. of Yellowhead incl. Shoal Lake and Elphinstone, R.M.of Ellice-Archie incl. St-Lazare McAuley and Manson, Riding Mountain Nat. Park, Rossburn Mun. incl. Waywayseecappo Res., Mun. of Rhineland incl. Altona Plum Coulee and Gretna, R.M. of Montcalm incl. St. Jean Baptiste, R.M. of Morris incl. Rosenort and Aubigny, R.M. of Roland incl. Jordan and Myrtle, R.M. of Stanley incl. Winkler and Morden, R.M. of Thompson incl. Miami Rosebank and Deerwood, R.M. of Cartier incl. Elie St. Eustache and Springstein, R.M. of Dufferin incl. Carman Roseisle and Homewood, R.M. of Grey incl. St. Claude Elm Creek and Fannystelle, R.M. of Headingley, R.M. of Macdonald incl. Brunkild Starbuck and La Salle, R.M. of Portage la Prairie incl. St. Ambroise, R.M. of St. François Xavier, R.M. of Armstrong incl. Chatfield Inwood and Narcisse, R.M. of Coldwell incl. Lundar and Clarkleigh, R.M. of Gimli incl. Winnipeg Beach and Arnes, R.M. of Rockwood incl. Teulon Stonewall and Stony Mountain, R.M. of Rosser incl. Meadows, R.M. of St. Andrews incl. Selkirk Lockport and Ponemah, R.M. of St. Laurent incl. Oak Point, R.M. of West St. Paul incl. Middlechurch and Riverside, R.M. of Woodlands incl. Warren and Lake Francis, Mun. of Glenella-Lansdowne incl. Arden and Tenby, Mun. of McCreary incl. Norgate, Mun. of Ste. Rose incl. Laurier, Mun. of WestLake-Gladstone incl. Plumas and Langruth, R.M. of Alonsa incl. Ebb and Flow Res. and Sandy Bay Res., Mun. of Emerson-Franklin incl. Roseau River, R.M. of De Salaberry incl. St-Pierre-Jolys and St. Malo, R.M. of Hanover incl. Steinbach Niverville and Grunthal, R.M. of La Broquerie incl. Marchand, R.M. of Ritchot incl. St. Adolphe and Ste. Agathe, R.M. of Ste. Anne incl. Richer, R.M. of Stuartburn incl. Zhoda Vita and Sundown, R.M. of Tache incl. Lorette Ste-Geneviève and Landmark, Duck Mountain Prov. Park and Prov. Forest, Mun. of Minitonas-Bowsman incl. Renwer, Mun. of Swan Valley West incl. Benito, Pelican Rapids and Shoal River First Nations, Porcupine Prov. Forest, R.M. of Mountain including Cowan and Camperville, R.M. of Mountain including Mafeking and Birch River, Westgate Red Deer Lake and Barrows, Mun. of Souris-Glenwood, R.M. of Pipestone incl. Oak Lake Res., R.M. of Sifton incl. Oak Lake and Deleau, R.M. of Wallace-Woodworth incl. Virden Elkhorn and Kenton, R.M. of Whitehead incl. Alexander and Beresford and Riverdale Mun. incl. Rivers and Wheatland regions

    A period of very cold wind chills is expected.

    Extreme windchill values of minus 40 C (-40 F) are expected to develop overnight as another shot of cold arctic air invades southern Manitoba from the north. With the mercury expected to dip below the minus 30 C degree mark by morning and light northwesterly winds of 10 to 15 km/h (6.2 to 9.3 mph) , windchill values will be in the minus 35 C to minus 40 C range (-31 F to -40 F) tonight and dip below minus 40 C early Saturday. Conditions may improve slightly during the day Saturday but extreme windchills are likely Saturday night and early Sunday morning, as well.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?mb19#211813789958578117201612160501ww1171cwwg (also mb7, mb9, mb18, mb10. mb23. mb4, mb5, mb17, mb3, mb8, mb14, mb16, mb2, mb25 and mb6 in the address link for the other affected areas)

    3:18 PM CST Friday 16 December 2016
    Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

    Brochet, Gillam, Shamattawa and Tadoule Lake regions

    A period of very cold wind chills is expected.

    Temperatures in the low to mid minus thirties Celsius combined with northwest winds of 20 to 30 km/h (12.4 to 18.6 mph) are resulting in extreme wind chills of -45 C (-49 F) or colder at Tadoule Lake and Gillam. Similar conditions will develop in Brochet this evening. These conditions will worsen overnight and persist Saturday morning. The extreme cold will persist into the weekend but temperatures should climb above minus 30 C (-22 F)in the daytime and windchill values will raise above minus 40 C (-40 F).

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?mb34#812510231153180728201612160501ww1272cwwg (also mb30, mb29 and mb35 in the address link for the other affected areas)

    NEW BRUNSWICK

    Extreme cold warnings continue for the Campbellton and eastern half of Restigouche County, western half of Restigouche County, Edmundston and Madawaska County, Grand Falls and Victoria County and Mount Carleton – Renous Highway regions, with windchills to -35 C (-31 F).

    NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

    Extreme cold warning continues for the Labrador City and Wabush region, with wind chills to -47 C (-52.6 F).

    Blizzard warnings continue for the Cartwright to Black Tickle, Eagle River, Norman Bay to Lodge Bay and Red Bay to L’Anse-au-Clair regions, with winds from 110 to 130 km/h (68.4 to 80.8 mph) and snowfall amounts of 5 to 10 cm (2.0″ to 3.9″).

    7:59 PM NST Friday 16 December 2016
    Snow squall warning in effect for:

    Avalon Peninsula North, Avalon Peninsula Southeast, Avalon Peninsula Southwest, Burin Peninsula and Connaigre regions

    Snow squalls are expected. Under the snow squall bands, visibilities will be significantly reduced due to the heavy snow combined with blowing snow, and snow will quickly accumulate.

    Localized snowfall 5 to 10 cm (2.0″ to 3.9″) in snow squalls this evening.

    A cold southwesterly flow will continue to bring snow squalls to southeastern Newfoundland this evening. The squalls are forecast to ease later tonight as the wind direction becomes less favourable.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?nl28#163715197325863437201612160507ww1676cwhx (also nl11, nl29, nl5 and nl9 in the address link for the other affected areas)

    3:54 PM NST Friday 16 December 2016
    Snow squall warning in effect for:

    Bay St. George, Channel-Port aux Basques and vicinity, Corner Brook and vicinity and Gros Morne regions

    Snow squalls are occurring. Under the snow squall bands, visibilities will be significantly reduced due to the heavy snow combined with blowing snow, and snow will quickly accumulate.

    Localized snowfall 10 to 20 cm (3.9″ to 7.9″) in snow squalls.

    A cold northwesterly flow off the Gulf of St. Lawrence will continue to bring snow squalls to western Newfoundland tonight. Conditions are forecast gradually improve on Saturday.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?nl17#94929783182810973201612160507ww1676cwhx (also nl30, nl14 and nl8 in the address link for the other affexcted areas)

    4:00 PM NST Friday 16 December 2016
    Blizzard warning in effect for:

    Parson’s Pond – Hawke’s Bay and Port Saunders and the Straits regions

    Periods of snow combined with strong northwesterly winds gusting up to 110 km/h (68.4 mph) will continue to generate blizzard conditions this evening. An improving trend is forecast to begin overnight as the snow tapers off, with winds gradually diminishing.

    Travel is expected to be extremely hazardous due to reduced visibility. Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?nl13#81309062710133918201612150507ww1676cwhx (also nl4 in the address link for the Port Saunders warning)

    NOVA SCOTIA

    Snow squall warnings continue for the Antigonish County, Inverness County – Mabou and north, Inverness County – south of Mabou, Pictou County and Victoria County regions. No values given.

    ONTARIO

    3:35 PM EST Friday 16 December 2016
    Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

    Attawapiskat, Big Trout Lake – Kasabonika, Sachigo Lake – Bearskin Lake and Webequie regions

    A period of very cold wind chills is expected.

    Wind chill values near minus 45 C (-49 F) are expected overnight into Saturday morning.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?on52#153846526403525828201612160503ww1373cwto (also on60 and on12 in the address link for the other affected areas)

    3:20 PM EST Friday 16 December 2016
    Snowfall warning in effect for:

    Gogama – Foleyet, Elliot Lake – Ranger Lake, Greater Sudbury and vicinity, Kirkland Lake – Englehart, New Liskeard – Temagami, Blind River – Thessalon, Espanola – Killarney, Manitoulin Island, North Bay – Powassan – Mattawa, West Nipissing – French River and Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island, Bayfield Inlet – Dunchurch, South River – Burk’s Falls, Innisfil – New Tecumseth – Angus, Orangeville – Grand Valley – Southern Dufferin County, Shelburne – Mansfield – Northern Dufferin County, Bruce Peninsula – Sauble Beach – Tobermory, Hanover – Dundalk – Southern Grey County, Owen Sound – Blue Mountains – Northern Grey County, Saugeen Shores – Kincardine – Southern Bruce County, Listowel – Milverton – Northern Perth County, Wingham – Blyth – Northern Huron County, Mount Forest – Arthur – Northern Wellington County, Newmarket – Georgina – Northern York Region and Uxbridge – Beaverton – Northern Durham Region regions

    Snowfall, with total amounts of 15 to 20 cm (5.9″ to 7.9″) is expected.

    Another significant snowfall on the way overnight into Saturday.

    A Colorado low is expected to trek towards Southern Ontario tonight, with snow spreading across much of the region this evening. Snow will continue overnight and much of Saturday, as well as Saturday night. The snow is not expected to be particularly heavy, but the overall duration of the event is significant, and will give a general snowfall of 15 to 20 centimetres by the time it winds down later Saturday night.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?on30#858196912012360255201612160503ww1272cwto (also on53, on31, on23, on22, on45, on35, on28, on9, on20, on40, on38 and on11 in the address link for the other affected areas)

    3:51 PM EST Friday 16 December 2016
    Snow squall warning in effect for:

    Agawa – Lake Superior Park region

    Snow squalls are expected. Under the snow squall bands, visibilities will be significantly reduced due to the heavy snow combined with blowing snow, and snow will quickly accumulate.

    Snow squalls off Lake Superior are currently affecting the area from Wawa to Agawa Bay. An additional 5 cm (2.0″) of snowfall accumulation is possible by later this evening before these snow squalls weaken.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?on35#141743518403525828201612160503ww1272cwto

    4:02 PM EST Friday 16 December 2016
    Snowfall warning in effect for:

    Deep River – Whitney – Eastern Algonquin Park, Western Algonquin Park – Lake of Two Rivers, Bancroft – Hastings Highlands – Denbigh, Barrie – Collingwood – Hillsdale, Midland – Coldwater – Orr Lake, Orillia – Lagoon City – Washago, Haliburton – Minden – Southern Haliburton County, Oxtongue Lake – Fort Irwin – Northern Haliburton County, Bracebridge – Gravenhurst, Huntsville – Baysville, Port Carling – Port Severn, Town of Parry Sound – Rosseau – Killbear Park, Apsley – Woodview – Northern Peterborough County, Fenelon Falls – Balsam Lake Park – Northern Kawartha Lakes, Lindsay – Southern Kawartha Lakes, Peterborough City – Lakefield – Southern Peterborough County, Barry’s Bay – Killaloe, Petawawa – Pembroke – Cobden and Renfrew – Arnprior – Calabogie regions

    Snowfall, with total amounts of 15 to 20 cm (5.9″ to 7.9″) is expected.

    Another significant snowfall on the way overnight into Saturday.

    A Colorado low is expected to trek towards Southern Ontario tonight, with snow spreading across much of the region overnight. Snow will continue much of Saturday and Saturday night, before tapering off towards Sunday morning. The snow is not expected to be particularly heavy, but the overall duration of the event is significant, and will give general snowfalls of 15 to perhaps 20 centimetres by the time it winds down early Sunday morning.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?on14#911180842012360255201612160503ww1171cwto (also on34, on18, on7, on15, on8 and on13 in the address link for the other affected areas)

    8:08 PM EST Friday 16 December 2016
    Snow squall warning in effect for:

    Bayfield Inlet – Dunchurch region

    Snow squalls are expected. Under the snow squall bands, visibilities will be significantly reduced due to the heavy snow, and snow will quickly accumulate.

    Snow squalls from northern Lake Huron and Georgian Bay are affecting the region this evening. Local snowfall amounts of 10 to 15 cm (3.9″ to 5.9″) are expected as the snow squalls move through.

    Snow squalls will weaken towards midnight. However a large area of snow will move in from the southwest later tonight, and a snowfall warning is in effect as a result.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?on28#154650382403525828201612160503ww1171cwto

    QUEBEC

    Snow squall warning continues for the Îles-de-la-Madeleine region. No values given.

    3:23 PM EST Friday 16 December 2016
    Snowfall warning in effect for:

    Mont-Tremblant – Sainte-Agathe area, Sainte-Adèle – Saint-Sauveur area, La Minerve – Rouge River area, Mont-Laurier area, Saint-Donat – Mont-Tremblant Park area, Saint-Michel-des-Saints area, Fort William – Shawville area, Rapides-des-Joachims area, Lièvre River area, Low – Wakefield area, Maniwaki – Gracefield area, Papineau-Labelle Reserve area and Papineauville – Chénéville area regions

    Snowfall, with total amounts of about 15 cm (5.9″) is expected.

    Up to 15 cm of snow is expected over these areas Saturday.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?qc62#202305818553047577201612160504ww1070cwul (also qc60, qc61, qc57 and qc58 in the address link for the other affected areas)

    SASKATCHEWAN

    8:00 PM CST Friday 16 December 2016
    Extreme Cold Warning in effect for southern Saskatchewan :

    A period of very cold wind chills is expected.

    Extreme cold conditions are expected tonight into Saturday across southern Saskatchewan. Cold arctic air will cause the mercury to dip to minus 30C (-22 F) or lower tonight and light westerly winds of 10 to 15 km/h (6.2 to 9.3 mph) will create extreme windchill values of minus 40 C to minus 43 C (-40 F to -45.4 F) tonight into early Saturday. Temperatures should climb to the mid minus 20’s C during the day Saturday with windchills moderating to near minus 30 C by afternoon. Warmer Pacific air is expected to make its way into Southern Saskatchewan from the west on Sunday.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?sk3#212834362958578117201612160501ww1373cwwg (also sk1, sk9, sk18, sk2, sk8, sk21, sk13, sk12, sk15, sk17, sk24, sk20, sk7, sk10, sk14, sk19, sk16, sk11, sk5, sk4 and sk6 in the address link for the other affected areas)

    9:23 PM CST Friday 16 December 2016
    Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

    Cree Lake – Key Lake, Fond-du-Lac, Stony Rapids and Black Lake, Cluff Lake Mine, La Loche and Clearwater River Prov. Park and Uranium City – Camsell Portage regions

    A period of very cold wind chills is expected.

    Clear skies and a cold Arctic airmass are causing temperatures in northern Saskatchewan to plummet this evening. Temperatures between minus 35 C and minus 40 C will combine with winds up to 15 km/h (9.3 mph) to produce dangerous wind chills between minus 45 C and minus 50 C (-49 F to -58 F).

    Wind chills will moderate on Saturday morning.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?sk27#323158731377932828201612170501ww1474cwwg (also sk30, sk26 and sk31 in the address link for the other affected areas)

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html

  2. Another record low in British Columbia.

    BRITISH COLUMBIA
    AWCN11 CWVR
    Weather summary for British Columbia issued by Environment Canada at 12:09 p.m. MST Friday 16 December 2016.

    Discussion.

    A very cold arctic airmass has settled in over areas of coastal
    British Columbia. A daily overnight low temperature was broken last night in Bella Bella.

    Site: New Record (old record and year, length of record)

    Bella Bella: -12.9 (-9.7 in 2008, 1977) (8.8 F, 14.5 F)

    Please note that this summary may contain preliminary or unofficial information and does not constitute a complete or final report.

    End/PSPC

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/weathersummaries_e.html

  3. Forgot to mention in the above message how they refer to ominous increasing global chill as a ‘cold snap’. Trivialising and localising it at the same time, in one convenient pat little phrase.

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