5:17 AM EST Thursday 02 February 2017
Snow squall warning in effect for:
Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island
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.
Snow squalls will blast across the Sault Ste. Marie area today and tonight, with local snowfall amounts of near 15 cm likely from the heaviest and most persistent lake effect snow bands.
Hazardous winter driving conditions from sudden near zero visibility in bursts of heavy snow and blowing snow are likely. Travel plans should be changed accordingly.
Snow squalls cause weather conditions to vary considerably; changes from clear skies to heavy snow within just a few kilometres are common. 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. Road closures are possible.