Canada based meteorologists have forecasted this season’s biggest snowstorm which is believed to hit the southern Ontario on the first day of February.

Environment Canada has predicted a major snowstorm that would bring 20 to 30 centimeters of snow with it to the region.

Ria Alsen, meteorologist for Environment Canada, said that “the heaviest snow will be Tuesday night into Wednesday morning for Windsor.” Further he added that “we’re also expecting it to be fairly windy, so driving could be pretty hazardous if the visibility drops quite low.”

Alsen also stated that the snowstorm is likely to layer a very big area of Ontario which could also extend from Windsor to Sudbury.

The snowstorm, which is originating in Colorado, is a low pressure system and will sink into Texas today. Alsen stated that it will grab lots of moisture from the Gulf of Mexico and will head in the northeast direction towards Ontario, where it will drop that moisture all across the region.

Alsen added that “these kinds of snow tracks are the ones that give us the significant snowfalls because there is so much more moisture in the atmosphere.”

Just a week before this snowstorm, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit had released a cold weather health advisory for the week of 24th January 2011.