Weather forecast continues to call for heavy snow starting later tonight:

Light snow will continue to advance northeastward this afternoon and will become heavy late in the day. Heavy snow will then continue through tonight into Thursday morning before tapering to flurries late Thursday.

Total snowfall amounts of 20 to 40 cm are expected by late in the day Thursday. Locally higher amounts in excess of 40 cm are possible, especially near the Quebec border.

Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

In this type of weather I am reluctant to cancel since the onset of difficult driving conditions will happen at different times in different locations. Some cadets still have outstanding course and trip forms. To complicate this matter it seems that our notification forms system on this website is not working.

If you have tried to use the notification forms since last Wednesday and have not received a reply from me then that information has not made it to me. Until we get the notifications working again please use the following email address:

585SquadronNotification@gmail.com

I will be at the squadron this evening for those who wish to com in to discus or hand in summer training requests, and March 18 trip forms. If you do not want to come out in the weather tonight you may email the information on each form to the address above.

Cadets who do not attend will be excused on the presumption that they are staying home due to weather.

I will post announcements on the website later this evening.

If you have any questions or problems you can call me at the squadron 613-283-9990 after 6 PM.

Capt Buckley.

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