Sault will dodge most of the storm

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Sault Ste. Marie will dodge the first major winter storm although winds are  strong gusting to 75 km/h, most of the precipitation  will remain north and south of the city.

The winter storm which wreaked havoc over portions of northwestern  Ontario continues to track eastwards. In its wake there have been  power outages to some 10, 000 customers and several major road  closures. Freezing rain also impacted the area with the worst area
being a line from near Marathon to near Hearst.

Snowfall amounts up to 8 am include the following in centimeters…

Atikokan 34

Upsala 46

Geraldton 25

Thunder Bay (volunteer observer) 14

Dorion (volunteer observer) 8

Winds are expected to diminish overnight and into Sunday as the storm pushes into northern Quebec. Current totals calls for 2cm in the Sault by Sunday morning.

A warming trend starts to develop late next week.

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Craig Huckerby
Craig Huckerby is a seasoned broadcast and media professional with over 38 years in local media. Starting in television, Craig became known as "the weather guy" on local television before pioneering internet media in the Sault. Craig is credited for bringing local television back to the Sault via the internet in 2003 with LTVNEWS.COM and was instrumental in launching SooNews.ca and Local2.ca. Craig is happy to be part of the Sault's newest media team of ONNtv and SaultOnline.com

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