Weather summary for all of Southern Ontario and
The national Capital region
Issued by Environment Canada Toronto at 2:04 AM EST Thursday 3
February 2011.

Updated storm reports.
==weather event discussion==

The low pressure centre which tracked across the lower Great Lakes
Is over the Atlantic early this morning. Much of southern and
Eastern Ontario received a wide swath of snow Tuesday night and 
Wednesday February second. Brisk to strong northeast winds 
accompanied the snow reducing visibilities significantly. Blizzard 
conditions affected some areas including Hamilton with 8 hours of 
blizzard conditions, with near blizzard conditions in nearby regions.

Even Wiarton willie was snow-bound, and didn't see his shadow, but 
graciously provided a snow observation.

The table below shows the total snowfall amounts and wind gusts 
received by Environment Canada as of 10 PM Wednesday. Snowfall 
amounts are difficult to measure where heavy winds accompanied the 
snow. Those observations are indicated as estimated amounts.

Location                   snowfall amounts (cm)

Windsor airport                     22
London airport                      19
Sarnia                              15-20 (estimate)
Kingsville                          20
Thornbury                           30
Hamilton (west mountain)            28 (estimate)
Niagara Escarpment (Thorold)        29
Dundas                              25
Burlington/Ancaster/waterdown       23 (estimate)
Fergus                              15
Kitchener                           15
Balaclava (ne of Owen Sound)        33
Wiarton                             23
Kincardine                          32
Orillia                             19
Coldwater (nw of Orillia)           20
Shanty Bay (near Barrie)            22
Muskoka                             17
Ashburn (N of Whitby)               20
N Richmond Hill                     17
Toronto                             13-19
Brampton                            19
Trenton                             17
Brighton                            15
Peterborough                        12-15 (estimate)
Cornwall                            25-30
Casselman (E of Ottawa)             20
Ottawa airport                      15
Gatineau                            12

                           Wind gusts (km/h)

Long Point                         118
Erieau (se of Chatham)              83
Port Weller (near St. Catharines)   84
Burlington                          84
Windsor                             78
London                              68
Toronto Island                      67

Please note that this summary contains the observations at the time 
of broadcast and does not constitute an official and final report of 
the weather events or the high impact events attributed to the 
weather events.