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Blast of heavy snow forecast for Ottawa

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OTTAWA – Heavy snowfall is expected in the National Capital, starting late Monday.

Environment Canada has issued a weather statement for a large portion of the province, calling for about eight to 12 cm of snow.

The snow is expected to begin Monday night and taper off early Tuesday evening.

Locally, our meteorologist Jill Taylor says 10 to 16 cm is possible for Ottawa over the Monday evening/Tuesday timeframe.

Environment Canada also says, although slightly higher amounts are possible in some areas, snowfall warnings are not expected.

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Jill Taylor’s Ottawa Forecast:

Special weather statement continues.

Today: Mainly sunny.
Guaranteed high minus 8.

Tonight: Cloudy with few flurries beginning after 5 or 6 p.m.
Snow continuing overnight.
Low near minus11.

Tomorrow: Windy with periods of snow.
Another 5-8cm.
High near minus 5, wind chill near minus 12.

Wednesday: Flurries and very cold.
High near minus 11, wind chill near minus 21.

Thursday: Mainly sunny.
High near minus 13.

Friday: Mainly cloudy.
High near minus 9.

According to records from 1939-2016)
Record high: 13.7 (2015)
Record low: -26.7 (1958)
Greatest rainfall: 25.2mm (2003)
Greatest snowfall: 22.4cm (1992)

Average high: -2
Average low: -9

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