The Niagara Region, Haldimand County and Hamilton are currently under a Wind Warning as issued by Environment Canada (EC). Wind gusts up to 90km/hr. out of the south-west are expected to occur throughout the day Friday. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) are forecasting Lake Erie water levels at Port Colborne to increase due to storm surge by 0.4m over current water levels. Peak water levels are forecasted to occur around midnight tonight. During this time, there is an increased risk of shoreline flooding and erosion resulting from strong wave action and storm surge. Wave heights associated with this event could exceed 1m. Residents living along Lake Erie are urged to monitor the situation closely.
At this time there is also a Severe Thunderstorm watch issued by EC due to the passing of a sharp cold front. The main threat from this passing cold front and associated thunderstorms is strong gusts of wind reaching 100km/hr. At present, all local riverine water courses are well below critical flood thresholds.
The NPCA will continue to monitor these conditions and will issue further messages as required. Information on the Flood Status in the watershed and water levels within the streams can be found on the NPCA’s website at:
This notice is in effect until noon Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 and will be updated as required.