It wasn’t a record snowfall by any means, but it certainly was a lot in a 24 hour period.
About 20cm fell overnight from persistent snow squalls and strong winds. The good news is, the worst of it is over for now, although another 10 to 15cm could materialize from another round of squalls expected to develop in the afternoon. Winds are not expected to be as strong as Wednesday night.
There is more bad news if you don’t like the cold and snow before some good news arrives heading into the Christmas holiday.
Sault Ste. Marie could see an additional 10 to 20cm on Saturday as a Colorado low swings in keeping temperatures below normal over the weekend but a warming trend developing for the long holiday weekend. Temperatures are expected to rebound to plus 2c by Christmas Day, although there’s a good chance of seeing additional flurries as well.
January at the moment appears to be normal in both precipitation and temperatures.