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Ottawa coated in layer of ice; freezing rain warning ended

Last Updated Jan 23, 2018 at 10:39 am EDT


OTTAWA – A significant amount of freezing rain has left the city coated in a layer of ice.

A freezing rain warning has ended for the National Capital Region from Environment Canada.

Snow started falling Monday afternoon, before changing to freezing rain in the evening hours.

Freezing rain continued overnight, and through the Tuesday morning drive.


Jill Taylor’s Ottawa Forecast:

Freezing rain warning continues…

Today: Freezing rain changing to rain around 8 or 9 a.m.
**It could be a slow process for that changeover though for some areas***
As of 2 a.m. we’ve had about 8 cm of snow and ice pellets and about 1 or 2 mm of ice accretion.
Another 5-10 mm ice accretion possible today.
East wind.
Guaranteed high 3.

Tonight: Showers changing to flurries late this evening.
West wind.
Another 2cm snow possible
Low near minus 13, wind chill near minus 23.

Tomorrow: Mainly sunny and cold.
High near minus 8.

Thursday: Mainly sunny.
High near minus 12.

Friday: Sun and cloud.
High near minus 8.

Saturday: Cloudy with showers and milder.
High near 5.

Sunday: Showers or flurries
High near 1.

According to records from 1939-2017:
Record high: 5.7 (2012)
Record low: -31.7 (1976)
Greatest rainfall: 9.6mm (1992)
Greatest snowfall: 23.8cm (1998)

Average high: -6
Average low: -16

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