Did Someone Do a Snow Squall Dance?


In all fairness, we have less snow this year than last year at this time, so on that note we can tell you that the Sault is under a snow squall watch for this afternoon and evening.

Environment Canada just issued the great news moments ago..

An Arctic cold front will sweep through northeastern Ontario this afternoon into this evening. This front has the potential to generate a snow squall as it moves through.

Snow squall watch in effect for:

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

Latest indications suggest the cold front and snow squall will sweep across the Kapuskasing, Timmins and Chapleau to Sault Ste. Marie areas this afternoon, and will reach the Manitoulin, Kirkland Lake, Sudbury and North Bay areas this evening.

Along this cold front, a band of heavy snow is expected to develop. Many areas may receive a quick 2 to 4 cm of snow as is moves through. Visibility will be briefly reduced to near zero due to heavy snow and blowing snow as the cold front and snow squall move through. Motorists should be prepared for a sudden deterioration in driving conditions.

Travel may be hazardous due to sudden changes in the weather. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

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.