Ottawa·Weather

Ottawa logs its snowiest January on record

Ottawa is approaching 100 centimetres of snow this month, beating the Ottawa airport weather station's record from 1999.

Another 12 to 17 cm of snow expected to fall by early Wednesday morning

You will need your shovels or snowblowers today as yet another storm hits the Ottawa area. (CBC)

Ottawa woke up to another fresh blanket of snow Tuesday morning, breaking the previous January snowfall record set in 1999. 

Before the snow started to fly Monday night, Ottawa had received 89.4 centimetres, most of it during the latter half of the month. 

An Alberta clipper system passing through the region will is expected to leave another 12 and 17 centimetres by the time it ends Tuesday night, surpassing the previous January record of 93 centimetres measured 20 years ago at the Ottawa International Airport.

If you have to be out on the roads Tuesday, don't expect to get anywhere too quickly.

Environment Canada is warning of snow throughout the day, with occasional blowing snow. 

There's a snow squall watch for the Kingston and Belleville areas, where winds are expected to reach 60 km/h.

After a cold and windy start to the day with wind chill near –30, temperatures will jump to near –3 C as winds shift to the south this afternoon.

As you dig out on Wednesday, you can expect mostly sunny skies and a high of –14 C.

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