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…
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.