Friday, February 08, 2013

DTN News - WORLD OF TODAY: Major Winter Storm Blasts Toronto - February 8, 2013

DTN News - WORLD OF TODAY: Major Winter Storm Blasts Toronto - February 8, 2013
Source: DTN News 
(NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada - February 8, 2013: DTN News reports a blast of winter weather slowed morning commuting throughout the Greater Toronto Area Friday morning and conditions are going to be worse for the journey home.

OPP are urging motorists to stay off the roads as a mammoth winter storm continues to batter the region. About 19 centimetres of snow has fallen at Pearson International Airport since Thursday night with another 2 to 5 centimetres still in the forecast. 

Heavy snow continues as a major winter storm currently centred over New York State affects the regions today. General total snowfall amounts of 20 to 30 centimetres are expected with snowfall rates of 2 to 4 cm per hour possible under the heaviest bands. Strong and gusty northeasterly winds are blowing the freshly fallen snow and resulting in very low visibility at times.

The snow has already begun to taper off over Southwestern Ontario and is expected to ease off over South Central Ontario this evening and Eastern Ontario near midnight.

Hazardous winter travelling conditions from near zero visibility, areas of heavy snow and local blowing snow are expected. Rapidly accumulating snow will also contribute to dangerous driving conditions. Travel plans should be changed accordingly.

The storm centre will move away tonight and merge with another winter storm forecast to affect parts of New England and the Maritimes.

Please refer to your local public forecast for further details. 

*Image shows K. V. Seth standing and car buried in snow. (side thumb images)

*Link for This article compiled by Roger Smith - DTN News
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*This article is being posted from Toronto, Canada By DTN News ~ Defense-Technology News