Severe Winter Weather

Photo of thermometer buried in the snow with freezing temperatures


On Friday, Jan. 17, Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for St. Catharines, saying significant snowfall is expected Saturday.

Snow is expected to move into the area overnight as a low pressure system approaches. Snow will be heavy at times Saturday morning and afternoon. The snow will transition to rain Saturday evening before changing to light flurries overnight Saturday night. Total snowfall amounts near 15 cm are likely.

Winds gusting up to 50 km/h will create areas of blowing snow giving reduced visibilities, particularly Saturday afternoon.

Report any fallen tree limbs, slippery or dangerous conditions to 905.688.5600. You can report power outages to Alectra Utilities at 905.684.8111. Watch for updates on outages on the Alectra website.

Cancellations / Closures / Service Interruptions

There are no closures or cancellations at this time.

Watch for updates

Please stay tuned to the following outlets for official information from the City of St. Catharines:

  • This webpage and the City's homepage
  • The City's Facebook page -
  • The City's Twitter page - follow the Twitter handle @St_Catharines
  • Pingstreet - the City's mobile app. Pingstreet is free and available for download for iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone
  • The City will also notify local media

Household Emergency Kit

Keep enough supplies stocked in your home to allow you and your family to survive for at least three days (72 hours). Learn more about emergency preparedness and always be prepared.


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