Weather could get ugly – Update 11:04

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Special weather statement in effect for:

  • WAWA – WHITE RIVER – PUKASKWA
  • AGAWA – LAKE SUPERIOR PARK
  • SEARCHMONT – MONTREAL RIVER HARBOUR – BATCHAWANA BAY
  • TIMMINS – COCHRANE – IROQUOIS FALLS
  • CHAPLEAU – GOGAMA
  • KIRKLAND LAKE – ENGLEHART.

Significant snow tonight and Wednesday. Snow is forecast to begin this evening and fall rather heavily at times tonight. Latest information suggests 5 to 10 cm of snow is likely tonight with a further 2 to 5 cm on Wednesday giving totals in the 10 to 15 cm range. Poor visibility and hazardous driving conditions will be possible in heavy snow and local blowing snow. The snowfall warning threshold of 15 cm in 12 hours is not expected to be reached, therefore a warning is not anticipated. Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to [email protected] or tweet reports to #ONStorm. EARLIER Feb 2, 2016 @ 07:10: A mixed bag of winter weather in store for northeastern Ontario starting tonight and persisting Wednesday. A storm system currently developing over Kansas will track across the midwest plains states today reaching the Great Lakes on Wednesday. Snow is forecast to begin this evening in Northeastern Ontario and fall rather heavily at times tonight. The snow may be lighter in many areas on Wednesday. Latest information suggests 5 to 10 cm of snow is likely tonight in most areas with a further 5 cm in some regions on Wednesday. A total snowfall of 10 to 15 cm is likely in a line from roughly Sault Ste Marie to Kirkland Lake. This combined with gusty winds over open areas could result in poor visibility and hazardous driving for motorists. Travellers are advised to adjust their travel times accordingly. The warning threshold for a snowfall warning of 15 cm in 12 hours is not expected to be reached therefore a warning is not expected at this time. Sudbury, North Bay and Manitoulin will see precipitation falling initially as snow which should transition to a period of ice pellets and freezing drizzle Wednesday morning before changing to straight rain. Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to [email protected] or tweet reports to #ONStorm.

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