As first reported yesterday by SaultOnline.com, another big shot of winter is expected in the area today leaving us with another 20cm blanket of fresh snow.
Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for Sault Ste. Marie
4:42 AM EST Tuesday 10 January 2017
Snowfall warning in effect for:
Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island
Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay
Snowfall, with total amounts of 15 to 20 cm is expected.
A developing Low pressure system from Colorado is expected to track across northeastern Ontario today. Snow has developed early this morning, but will become heavier later this morning. Local blowing snow is also possible which may reduce visibility at times. The snow will taper to flurries after midnight tonight.
Precipitation should fall mainly as snow although Manitoulin Island is expected to transition to rain this afternoon which will limit snowfall amounts to 10 to 15 cm.
Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance.
Snowfall warnings are issued when significant snowfall is expected.