Wind Warning Weather Updates

Posted by Michelle Cuthbert on Friday, May 4th, 2018

All customers in Port Colborne should now have their power restored. Thank you for your patience. If you are still without power please call our 24/7 outage line at 1-844-501-WIRE (9473).

Wind Warning Weather Update #5 - 9:13 p.m.


The Wind Warning has ended.


The majority of customers have had their power restored. Thank you the surrounding utilities and CNP crews for their efforts in restoring the power. CNP will continue to work to restore the remaining customers. Thank you Port Colborne for your patience and understanding.



Wind Warning Weather Update #3 - 6:18 p.m. from CNP:
CNPI is working with surrounding utilities in an effort to transfer some of our load to expedite restoration times. We anticipate some customers on the east side will be be restored first. We do not have an est. of total restoration time, as info becomes avlb. we will let update. For more information please follow us Twitter at @CNPpower or check our website at to follow the Twitter updates.

Wind Warning Weather Update #2 - 4:58 p.m. The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority has reported that the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) are forecasting Lake Erie water levels at Port Colborne to increase due to storm surge by 0.70m over current water levels with significant wave heights of 1.5m.  Peak water levels are forecasted to occur Friday night.   During this time, there is an increased risk of shoreline flooding and erosion resulting from strong wave action and storm surge.  Residents living along Lake Erie are urged to monitor the situation closely.

Wind Warning Weather Update #1 4:24 p.m. - Canadian Niagara Power Inc. has reported there is a power outage in Port Colborne affecting the entire City. Hydro One has lost the feed and are currently trying to restore. No ETR

Wind warning in effect for:

  • Niagara Falls - Welland - Southern Niagara Region
  • St. Catharines - Grimsby - Northern Niagara Region

Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring. Wind gusts of 90 to 100 km/h are likely across much of the region after a cold front moves through from early to late afternoon. Winds will diminish this evening as a high pressure ridge moves in.

Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. Loose objects may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage. High winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break. Wind warnings are issued when there is a significant risk of damaging winds. Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports using #ONStorm.


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