11:05 AM EST Wednesday 01 February 2017
Snow squall watch in effect for:
- Agawa – Lake Superior Park
- Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay
Snow squalls are expected to develop this evening. Under the heaviest snow squalls, visibilities will be significantly reduced due to heavy snow and snow will quickly accumulate. Local snowfall amounts of 15 cm in 12 hours are possible.
Snow squall activity will likely continue through Friday as cold northwesterly winds pick up moisture from Lake Superior.
Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. Road closures are possible.
Snow squall watches are issued when conditions are favourable for the formation of bands of snow that could produce intense accumulating snow or near zero visibilities.
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.