Another round or at least a risk of snow squalls developing today along with persistent NNW winds can be expected. 10 to 15cm are likely if the squalls develop
5:13 AM EST Friday 10 March 2017
Snow squall watch in effect for:
Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island
Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay
Snow squalls off Lake Superior may reach the region late this morning or this afternoon. Snowfall rates under the more intense snow squalls may be in the range of about 10 to 15 cm per 12 hours. Strong northwest winds will also result in blowing snow at times.
Snow squalls are expected to shift southward out of the region tonight.
Snow squalls cause weather conditions to vary considerably; changes from clear skies to heavy snow within just a few kilometres are common. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. Public Safety Canada encourages everyone to make an emergency plan and get an emergency kit with drinking water, food, medicine, a first-aid kit and a flashlight.