It’s Here To Stay

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After a few teases and false starts over the last few weeks, it appears Winter is here to stay.  Sault Ste. Marie escaped heavy snow squall activity Tuesday as a push of frigid air raced over Lake Superior. Areas to the north of the city saw substantial snow fall with blowing snow and white out conditions causing the closure of Highway 17 between Heyden and Wawa.

The blast of winter weather will stretch into the weekend and could impact the city with additional snow squalls and up to 20cm by Sunday.

With temperatures now below freezing and staying there for the rest of year, it means what snow is falling now – will stay. Temperatures are expected to nose dive in the next while, daytime highs near -10c next week are forecast and those temperatures will stick around until the end of the year.

Meanwhile, it was Northwestern Ontario that first felt the force of the winter storm yesterday. Here’s a list of some communities and their snowfall amounts in the last 24 hours.

Kenora 30
Rawson Lake 30 to 35 (estimated)
Ear Falls 15 to 20 (estimated)
Red Lake 14
Pickle Lake 50
Thunder Bay airport 12
Thunder Bay City Area 12 to 15
Marathon 13
Geraldton 10 to 15 (estimated)

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Craig Huckerby
Craig Huckerby is a seasoned broadcast and media professional with over 35 years in local media. Starting in television, Craig became known as "the weather guy" on local television before pioneering internet media in the Sault. Craig is credited for bringing local television back to the Sault via the internet in 2003 with LTVNEWS.COM and was instrumental in launching SooNews.ca and Local2.ca. Craig is happy to be part of the Sault's newest media team and website, SaultOnline.com

4 COMMENTS

  1. It is better that is comes and stays…hate that slushy weather. It will be a big help to those depending on snow and great for those with snow machines etc. How many days til spring?

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