EC – Winter Travel Advisory Issued (4:15 p.m.)

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WEATHER ADVISORY FOR NORTHERN ONTARIO
ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA
AT 3:37 P.M. EST MONDAY 9 JANUARY 2017.
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WEATHER ADVISORY FOR:
=NEW= NIPIGON – MARATHON – SUPERIOR NORTH
=NEW= WAWA – WHITE RIVER – PUKASKWA
=NEW= AGAWA – LAKE SUPERIOR PARK
=NEW= CHAPLEAU – GOGAMA
=NEW= KIRKLAND LAKE – NEW LISKEARD – TEMAGAMI.
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==DISCUSSION==
A WINTER TRAVEL ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY. 
SNOW IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN AREAS NEAR LAKE SUPERIOR THIS EVENING THEN SPREAD EAST TO THE QUEBEC BORDER BY TUESDAY MORNING. SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 10 TO 15 CM ARE LIKELY BEFORE THE SNOW TAPERS TO FLURRIES TUESDAY NIGHT.
SNOW SQUALLS MAY DEVELOP TO THE EAST OF LAKE SUPERIOR TUESDAY NIGHT.
POOR WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED AS A RESULT. MOTORISTS SHOULD ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO REACH THEIR DESTINATION.
THE SYSTEM RESPONSIBLE IS A COLORADO LOW THAT WILL AFFECT MUCH OF THE PROVINCE.
PLEASE CONTINUE TO MONITOR ALERTS AND FORECASTS ISSUED BY
ENVIRONMENT CANADA. TO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER, SEND AN EMAIL TO
EC.CPIO-TEMPETES-OSPC-STORMS.EC(AT)CANADA.CA OR TWEET REPORTS TO (HASH)ONSTORM.

SNOWFALL WARNING FOR NORTHERN ONTARIO
ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA
AT 3:36 P.M. EST MONDAY 9 JANUARY 2017.
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SNOWFALL WARNING FOR:
=NEW= SAULT STE. MARIE – ST. JOSEPH ISLAND
=NEW= SEARCHMONT – MONTREAL RIVER HARBOUR – BATCHAWANA BAY
=NEW= GREATER SUDBURY AND VICINITY
=NEW= ELLIOT LAKE – RANGER LAKE
=NEW= MANITOULIN – BLIND RIVER – KILLARNEY
=NEW= NORTH BAY – WEST NIPISSING.
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==DISCUSSION==
SNOWFALL, WITH TOTAL AMOUNTS OF 15 TO 20 CM IS EXPECTED. 15 TO 20 CM OF SNOW LIKELY TUESDAY.
A DEVELOPING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM FROM WYOMING IS EXPECTED TO TRACK  ACROSS NORTHEASTERN ONTARIO TUESDAY. SNOW IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN EARLY TUESDAY MORNING AND CONTINUE THROUGH MUCH OF THE DAY. PRECIPITATION SHOULD FALL MAINLY AS SNOW THOUGH MANITOULIN ISLAND IS EXPECTED TO TRANSITION TO RAIN TUESDAY AFTERNOON WHICH WILL LIMIT SNOWFALL AMOUNTS TO 10 TO 15 CM.
RAPIDLY ACCUMULATING SNOW COULD MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT OVER SOME LOCATIONS. VISIBILITY MAY BE SUDDENLY REDUCED AT TIMES IN HEAVY SNOW. IF VISIBILITY IS REDUCED WHILE DRIVING, TURN ON YOUR LIGHTS AND MAINTAIN A SAFE FOLLOWING DISTANCE.
PLEASE CONTINUE TO MONITOR ALERTS AND FORECASTS ISSUED BY
ENVIRONMENT CANADA. TO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER, SEND AN EMAIL TO
EC.CPIO-TEMPETES-OSPC-STORMS.EC(AT)CANADA.CA OR TWEET REPORTS TO (HASH)ONSTORM.

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT FOR NORTHERN ONTARIO
ENDED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA
AT 3:37 P.M. EST MONDAY 9 JANUARY 2017.
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT ENDED FOR:
      WAWA – WHITE RIVER – PUKASKWA
      SAULT STE. MARIE – SUPERIOR EAST
      GREATER SUDBURY AND VICINITY
      CHAPLEAU – GOGAMA
      NEW LISKEARD – TEMAGAMI
      ELLIOT LAKE – RANGER LAKE
      MANITOULIN – BLIND RIVER – KILLARNEY
      NORTH BAY – WEST NIPISSING.
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==DISCUSSION==

At 5:07 this morning, January 9th, Environment Canada issued a Special Warning for the following areas. 

  • Agawa – Lake Superior Park
  • Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island
  • Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay
  • Wawa – Pukaskwa Park
  • White River – Dubreuilville

Environment Canada states, “Snow and blowing snow is expected to develop tonight near the shores of Georgian Bay and Lake Superior and then spread northeastward through the day Tuesday. Snowfall accumulations of 10 to 15 cm are likely before the snow changes to rain Tuesday evening near Georgian Bay or tapers to flurries Tuesday night east of Lake Superior. The system responsible is a Colorado low that will affect much of the province.”

Travelers can access the MTO website to view the new weather cams at Red Rock Lake (LSPP), Montreal River Hill, and Batchawana Bay to determine weather conditions, as well as the traditional radar at Montreal River.

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