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April 7. 2015

Special weather statement issued for:
   London - Parkhill - Eastern Middlesex County, Ont. (041510)

Current details:
Brief freezing possible Wednesday morning.

A brief period of freezing rain is possible Wednesday morning over northern portions of the Toronto and London regions, over inland portions of Southern Durham region, over higher ground in the Hamilton and Niagara regions, as well as over Oxford - Brant.

This brief freezing rain could make roads slippery. Otherwise, little impact is expected in the above areas.

Western monitors the weather 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We take direct advice from Environment Canada regarding weather advisories, Watches and Warnings.

In monitoring severe weather the following terminology may be a useful guide.

  1. ADVISORY - Actual or expected weather conditions may cause inconvenience or concern but do not pose a serious threat.
  2. WATCH - Conditions are favourable for the development of severe weather.
  3. WARNING – Severe weather is occurring or is highly probable.  Weather warnings may be issued from six to twelve hours in advance.  Severe thunderstorm or tornado warnings are sometimes issued as little as one hour or less in advance.  Weather warnings may be issued for thunderstorms, tornados, freezing rain, frost, wind, dust-storm, blizzards, heavy snowfall, winter storms, wind chill.

Weather Siren

Western has a weather siren on campus, to warn community members of imminent severe weather or weather emergencies.  When the siren sounds, everyone should seek shelter immediately.

What to do when you hear Western's Weather Siren