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Wintery weather continues in eastern Ontario and southern Quebec


The wintery weather will continue through the weekend
The wintery weather will continue through the weekend

Staff writers

March 3, 2012 — Rain, snow and wind moved into eastern Ontario and southern Quebec Friday evening.

Residents in eastern Ontario and southern Quebec woke up to a decent helping of snow on Thursday - and it looks like the wintery weather will continue through the weekend.

Another low pressure system moved over parts of eastern Ontario and southern Quebec Friday evening.

The precipitation began late Friday evening.

Local snow warnings have been issued for cottage country, and the blowing snow has created poor visibility on roadways.

Other regions have experienced strong northerly winds.

This system is also affecting parts of southern and northern Ontario and it bears resemblance to a "weather bomb"- a severe winter storm with a central pressure that falls 24 millibars - or more - in a 24-hour period.

"The term 'weather bomb' is used to describe a rapidly intensifying storm," says Gerald Cheng, a meteorologist at The Weather Network. "This system is similar because it is also rapidly intensifying. Like a typical weather bomb, wind will be a defining characteristic of this storm."

Stay on top of the warnings in your area by heading to the Alerts section of the website.


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