More snow likely to move in courtesy of the lake effect machine. Snow squalls are expected to develop Thursday afternoon and could dump a heavy load of snow over a short period of time.
A blast of cooler arctic air is the culprit , as it passes over the relativity warmer waters of Lake Superior. Environment Canada has issued a snow squall watch to usher in the New Year.
Snow squall watch in effect for:
Agawa – Lake Superior Park
Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island
Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay
Isolated snow squalls are expected to develop Thursday afternoon and continue through Friday morning. Under the snow squall bands, visibilities will be significantly reduced due to the heavy snow. The snow squalls will be shifting over the areas during the event snowfall accumulations may vary from 10 to 15 centimetres. Snow squall warnings will likely be issued Thursday.
Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy 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.
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.