Heavy lake effect snow showers coupled with moderate winds was enough to dump 20 cm of fresh snow Thursday morning, but the squalls have more in store when they move back in later tonight. Environment Canada extended the snow squall warning for the Sault east through to St. Joseph Island. Keep your shovels handy!
4:00 PM 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 have moved north out of the region but are expected to return early this evening.
Local snowfall amounts of 10 cm are likely before the snow squalls weaken early Monday morning.
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. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop.