March 11, 2022 | Dawn Krueger
Canadians won’t soon forget the snowstorm that wreaked havoc on their roads across Ontario and Quebec February 26-27, 2020. Some areas had up to 15-20 inches of snowfall making a big impact, but the 40-50 mile an hour winds were really the icing on the cake.
Neoweather saw the storm coming and gave ample warning to snow contractors. The culprit was a strong low-pressure center across Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. With low barometric pressure in the forecast, there was lots of wind and gusting on the way. This produced tons of blowing, drifting, and accidents, unfortunately. In fact, over 200 accidents were reported in the Toronto area alone, along with hundreds of accidents being reported in Ottawa and Montreal.
In addition to loads of accidents, thousands of people lost their power and heat due to the winds and heavy snow. This storm wasn’t a record-breaker, but it still brought Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec to a standstill for a few days. See the storm details and summary here:
If you are a snow contractor or you work for a snow and ice management company in Canada, Neoweather has brought custom forecasting services to Canada! Rather than depending on generic weather forecasts, you can sign up for detailed, location-specific forecasts just for YOUR service area! With a service like Neoweather, you can save money by sending out crews at the right time, with the right materials and equipment every time.
If you’ve ever had crews waiting around for snow to fall or needing different equipment because the snow was already too icy or too deep by the time they got on the job, Neoweather can help! American companies have been using Neoweather for years to get more precise forecasts, now Canadians can too! Contact Neoweather for details!
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