The Ice Storm Cometh...
Here we are, bearing down hard on the middle of April, and this is what Environment Canada says Mother Nature is sending our way:
Snowfall with total amounts of 15 to 20 cm is expected.
Significant snow with ice pellets expected overnight into Saturday.
A moisture laden low pressure area over the Central Plains States will amble slowly towards the lower Great Lakes this weekend. As the low gets closer, brisk northeasterly winds will pump in cold arctic air, forcing temperatures to fall to below the zero degree overnight then remaining below freezing on Saturday.
Occasional rain is expected to change to ice pellets then snow tonight. Brief freezing rain is possible during the changeover.
Snow may be mixed at times with ice pellets Saturday, with total amounts near 15 cm likely by Saturday evening.
Northeast winds will gust to near 60 km/h on Saturday leading to local blowing snow in exposed areas reducing visibilities at times.
The snow is expected to end Saturday evening.
As the low gets closer to Southern Ontario Sunday, another round of snow and ice pellets will whiten the area Sunday into Monday with additional significant accumulations possible. Several hours of freezing rain are also possible Sunday night into Monday morning.
There remains uncertainty with regards to precipitation amounts, however there is a potential for this to be a high impact storm.
You gotta love how this storm system will “amble slowly…”
But we’re ready here at Falling Downs. Me and the Farm Manager went into town today and picked up a case of beer, a four litre box of Cabernet Merlot, and a flask of vodka. We should be good till the middle of next week.
Bring it on, Mamma Nature!