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Storm batters southern and eastern Ontario with snow, rain, and freezing rain


Southern and eastern Ontario received significant snowfall last night and this afternoon.

The heaviest snowfall amounts were observed north of Lake Ontario into eastern Ontario. Milder temperatures near the lower Great Lakes resulted in precipitation falling as rain or a rain-snow mix.

Snow wasn''t the only concern, some areas received rain and freezing rain.


Snowfall amounts as of 1:00 pm EST

Brighton 25.4 cm

Keene (Rice Lake) 24.1 cm

Tapley 23.6 cm

Eldorado 23.1 cm

Ottawa Airport 22 cm

Oak Ridges 21 cm

Warsaw 20.1 cm

Gatineau 16 cm

Kemptville 14 cm

Stittsville 13.2 cm

Merrickville 12.7 cm

Sudbury Airport (estimated) 12 cm

King City 11.9 cm

Aurora 11.9 cm

Brockville 10 cm

North Bay (estimated) 10 cm

Kingston 10 (estimated) cm

Consecon 9.9 cm


Rainfall totals

Toronto City 48.2 mm

Fisherville 38.1 mm

Mississauga 35.3 mm

Burlington 33.8 mm

Billy Bishop Airport 32.9 mm

Toronto Scarborough 31.2 mm


Several hours of freezing rain were reported across parts of southern Ontario Thursday as the system moved in. The freezing rain combined with gusty winds led to dangerous winter driving conditions and local power outages.

Freezing rain was reported in London, Waterloo, Hamilton, and St. Catharines.


Data Source: Environment and Climate Change Canada

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