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London getting hammered by lake effect snow

December 15, 2010 @ 00:07 By: gordon Category: General, Weather

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Earlier today I took a look at the Exeter weather radar and watched the loop that showed the streamers of lake effect snow blowing across southwestern Ontario from Lake Huron. At the time, London was the lucky recipient of what looked like a continuous dumping of snow.

Eight hours later the radar loop looks almost exactly the same, with London still being the focus of the streamers.

A quick check of the TAF for London (CYXU) reveals that they are forecast for silly amounts of snow until sometime tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon: …

TAF CYXU 142338Z 1500/1524 30012G22KT 3SM -SHSN OVC025 TEMPO
1500/1513 1/4SM +SHSN BLSN VV004
BECMG 1500/1502 33008KT
FM151300 29015G30KT 2SM -SHSN BLSN OVC020 TEMPO 1513/1518 1/2SM
-SHSN BLSN OVC010 PROB30 1513/1515 1/4SM SHSN +BLSN VV003
FM151800 28015G30KT 6SM BLSN BKN025 TEMPO 1518/1522 2SM -SN BLSN
OVC020
FM152200 27010KT P6SM SCT030
RMK NXT FCST BY 150600Z=

Briefly, it says there will be snow showers, heavy at times, blowing snow, gusting winds and a quarter mile of visibility until sometime around 5pm – just in time for the afternoon rush hour.

Ick.

On the upside, there doesn’t appear to be any freezing rain in the forecast.

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