10AM UPDATE: Here’s some good news, Environment Canada has now ended the snow squall warning for today.
Previous Report 4:58am
Well, technically it’s still winter so I guess we should expect this type of weather but come on this is getting ridiculous. Be prepared for drifting and blowing snow today as cold NNW winds blow for most of the day and another 5cm accumulation can be expected.
4:58 AM EST Thursday 09 March 2017
Snow squall warning in effect for: Agawa – Lake Superior Park
Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island 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.
Snow squalls will ease to a few flurries later this morning with an additional 5 cm possible.
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 in some locations. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop.
Snow squall warnings are issued when bands of snow form that produce intense accumulating snow or near zero visibilities.