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WHITEOUT CONDITIONS | BELLEVILLE & SURROUNDING AREAS

Updated: Feb 13, 2023


Hello everyone,


We hope you are all staying safe and healthy. Winter is upon us! It is forcasted we will see between 15cm to 30cm of snow this weekend going into Sunday. There is a snow squal warning in effect for the Belleville Area as well as the surrounding townships. (a full list can be found below in the weather warning statement issued by Environment Canada.


Weather Warning


"Snow squall warning in effect for:

  • Belleville - Quinte West - Eastern Northumberland County

  • Cobourg - Colborne - Western Northumberland County

Lake effect snow squalls continue tonight. Hazards: Local snowfall accumulations of 20 to 35 cm by Sunday morning. Visibilities may be reduced to near zero in heavy snow and local blowing snow. Timing: This evening ending overnight. Discussion: An intense snow squall over Lake Ontario will continue to impact the area this evening. This snow squall will move out of the area overnight.

Snow squalls cause weather conditions to vary considerably; changes from clear skies to heavy snow within just a few kilometres are common. Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Road closures are possible. If you must travel, keep others informed of your schedule and destination and carry an emergency kit and mobile phone. Public Safety Canada encourages everyone to make an emergency plan and get an emergency kit with drinking water, food, medicine, a first-aid kit and a flashlight. For information on emergency plans and kits go to http://www.getprepared.gc.ca. Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm."


As stated above, the weather can change quickly and drastically. It is advised most folks stay home for the weekend if possible. If you cannot stay inside please drive with extreme caution and to leave extra braking distance as the snow with below zero temperatures can create slippery conditions on the roads as well as create limited visibility.


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