Early this morning it looked like a nice Spring day, sunshine and temperatures hovering around plus 2…. by 11:30am, you wouldn’t know it was the same day.
A quick moving that developed to our south west is bring with it a return to winter at least for a day or two. Expect up to 10cm of new snow by Thursday morning as the system tracks to the north east.
Cold air will fill in behind the system dropping us to well below normal values for Friday at -7c for a high, normally we should be seeing temperatures near plus 5c.
The good news is, sun and warmer temps make a comeback starting Saturday with a little mixed precipitation making its way back for Sunday. Temperatures should rebound to near normal values by Monday.
It appears temperatures will remain above freezing but still below where we should be. Long Range outlook calls for double digit plus temperatures to start by the third week of April.
Yesterday, the Washington Post announced that Sault Ste. Marie Michigan was the snowiest place in the United States this winter with a record breaking 158.7 inches since late October. Sault Ste. Marie Canada of course can’t make that claim, even though we received pretty much the same, but this year PEI takes that title with over 3 meters of the stuff falling in the last 6 weeks.
From City Police:
The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service would like to remind motorists to slow down and adjust your driving to the road conditions.
Even though the calendar says it is spring, the snow out there is saying otherwise.
Motorists have enjoyed some dry roads in the last few weeks but that changed today.
There are three key elements to driving safe in the winter and they are
-Stay in control
When the roads are wet and snow covered make sure you slow down. Speeds too fast for road conditions are the #1 cause of winter crashes.
Leave more space between vehicles and allow for at least double the stopping distance compared to normal dry roads.