Here’s Toronto’s current weather warning:
City of Toronto
3:41 PM EST Friday 19 December 2008
Winter storm warning for
City of Toronto continued
Major winter storm ending this evening.
This is a warning that dangerous winter weather conditions are imminent or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..Listen for updated statements.
Snow and blowing snow is now affecting all of the areas under the winter storm warning. In addition a blowing snow warning has been issued for portions of eastern Ontario. Locales under the blowing snow warning can expect local whiteout conditions in snow and blowing snow late this afternoon into early evening but with snowfall amounts well below winter storm warning criteria.
For all areas under the winter storm warning northeast winds of 40 km/h gusting to 60 are giving frequent whiteout conditions in heavy snow and blowing snow. Conditions are especially severe near the shores of the lower lakes where winds gusting to 80 km/h are reported. Furthermore embedded snowsqualls off Lake Ontario into the Hamilton regions and Niagara regions are giving locally higher snowfall amounts.
Conditions will improve in all areas this evening.
I have shovelled the front walks, the back walks, the driveway, and a path from the cat door. The weatherfolk cheerfully assure us we’ll have to do it all again a couple of times because of the blowing snow.