It was clear that today was
going to be one of those days when the forecast conditions come
together to create very dangerous lake effect snow squalls. One
main squall formed off of Lake Huron, and was drifting south
across southern Ontario when it stalled over the town of Shelburne.
I joined a team from The Weather Network (Mark Robinson and James
Stamos) and we did quite a few live reports from the middle of
the squall. The warm summer and autumn had left the Great Lakes
quite warm, and when the cold snaps came, the cold air picked
up moisture from the lake and deposited it as snow. Lots of snow.
The snow squall eventually drifted
into the greater Toronto area, causing traffic chaos that left
some commuters stuck in traffic for hours.