11:07 AM EST Monday 06 February 2017
Snowfall warning in effect for:
Agawa – Lake Superior Park
Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island
Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay
As SaultOnline.com first reported Sunday,another fairly large storm could impact the city and the Algoma district as early as Monday night lasting through to Wednesday evening.
Environment Canada has now issued a snowfall warning for the area, the heavy snows will most likely be from snowsqualls as well as system snow to begin.
As much as 30 cm can be expected if snow squalls persist. Environment Canada says to expect at least 15 cm from this storm.
The City was hit hard last week with a two day snow squall event bringing as much as 20 cm of fresh snow to the city’s roadways.
A low pressure system will bring a significant snowfall to the region on Tuesday. Snow, at times heavy, will start over the regions east of Lake Superior Tuesday morning, and then spread to the regions near the border of Quebec Tuesday afternoon. Total snowfall amounts of 15 to 20 cm are expected.
Snowfall will taper off Wednesday morning.
Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow.
Snowfall warnings are issued when significant snowfall is expected.