Snow Squalls from Lake Superior Park to St. Joseph Island

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5:27 AM EST Thursday 02 February 2017
Snow squall warning in effect for Agawa – Lake Superior Park

Snow squalls are expected. Under the snow squall bands, visibilities will be significantly reduced due to the heavy snow combined with blowing snow, and snow will quickly accumulate.

Snow squalls have developed as expected. Local snowfall amounts of 15 cm in 12 hours are forecast from the strongest snow squalls.

Latest weather radar shows the snow squalls are affecting the southern half of Lake Superior Provincial Park. They are expected to spread back into the northern half of the park this morning.

Snow squalls will persist this afternoon before being pushed to the south of the region this evening. There remains some potential that they could return on Friday.

Motorists should be prepared for sudden near zero visibility in bursts of heavy snow, resulting in hazardous winter driving conditions. Travel plans should be adjusted accordingly.

Snow squalls cause weather conditions to vary considerably; changes from clear skies to heavy snow within just a few kilometres are common. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop. Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Road closures are possible.

Snow squall warning in effect for Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay

Snow squalls have developed as expected. Local snowfall amounts of 15 cm per 12 hours are likely today and quite possible tonight.

The snow squall activity may continue through Friday.

Motorists should be prepared for sudden nil visibility in bursts of heavy snow and occasional blowing snow, resulting in hazardous winter driving conditions. Travel plans should be adjusted accordingly.

Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility in some locations. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop. Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Road closures are possible.

Snow squall warning in effect for Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island

Snow squalls are expected. Under the snow squall bands, visibilities will be significantly reduced due to the heavy snow combined with blowing snow, and snow will quickly accumulate.

Snow squalls will blast across the Sault Ste. Marie area today and tonight, with local snowfall amounts of near 15 cm likely from the heaviest and most persistent lake effect snow bands.

Hazardous winter driving conditions from sudden near zero visibility in bursts of heavy snow and blowing snow are likely. Travel plans should be changed accordingly.

Snow squalls cause weather conditions to vary considerably; changes from clear skies to heavy snow within just a few kilometres are common. Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow. Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility. Road closures are possible.

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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