Will it ever stop snowing?

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Winter Driving
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When will it stop snowing? not anytime soon according to Environment Canada. Snow squalls are developing or will develop north of Sault Ste. Marie again today, leaving behind another 15cm north while the city will see persistent snow showers for most of the day. The call right now is for another 10cm in the city.  Flurries and snow showers will last through the weekend with another 5 to 10cm expected by then. A mild trend develops early next week pushing temps back to the freezing mark or just above it.

If you’re heading north today be aware that there is a snow squall warning issued.

Snow squall warning in effect for:

Agawa – Lake Superior Park
Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay
Snow squalls are expected. Under the snow squall bands, visibilities will be significantly reduced due to the heavy snow combined with blowing snow, and snow will quickly accumulate.

Flurries and snow squalls are occurring off Lake Superior and will continue today and into tonight.

Snowfall amounts up to 15 centimetres are likely in the snow squalls. In addition, very strong and gusty winds will whip up the freshly fallen snow and result in near zero visibility in blowing snow.

Snow squalls are north of Montreal River this morning. However the southwest winds will shift to more westerly this afternoon, bringing snow squalls back into this region.

The snow squalls are expected to slowly weaken tonight.

Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow. Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop. Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Road closures are possible.

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  1. The people that have gone to buy a decent snow thrower lately and found that they are all sold out hope it stops. Last year they were giving them away for up to 70% off you people should have thought ahead!

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