The poor weather continues, and light snow has been falling in Sault Ste. Marie for about an hour now. That snow is now getting heavier, and the wind has picked up. North of the Sault, Highway 17 has been closed at Batchawana Bay since 2:43 this morning, due to the poor weather conditions – heavy snow, blowing snow and zero visibility during snow squalls. The radar image from Montreal River tells the story of snow squalls coming off of Lake Superior.
MyWawa will continue to update throughout the day, as the weather is expected to move south and eastward. Environment Canada is warning that the snow squalls off Lake Superior are now shifting southward and will reach this Sault later this morning, creating the potential for whiteout conditions. Squalls may shift a bit northward for a period this afternoon but will return tonight and continue into Thursday. Total snowfall amounts of 30 to 40 cm are expected. Wind gusts to 75 km/h may may accompany the squalls today. Winds chills are expected to be in the minus twenties through Thursday.
Environment Canada weather warnings for Ontario:
|Big Trout Lake – Sachigo Lake|
|Fort Hope – Webequie|
|Greater Sudbury and vicinity|
|Manitoulin – Blind River – Killarney|
|North Bay – West Nipissing|
|Sault Ste. Marie – Superior East|