Update: Watch Turns To Warning (15cm possible tonight)

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2:03 PM EST Tuesday 19 December 2017
Snow squall warning in effect for:

Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island
Lake effect snow squalls from Lake Superior will affect the Sault Ste Marie area today and tonight. Local snowfall amounts of up to 15 cm or so are possible.

Gusty northwest winds to 70 km/h will likely give blowing snow reducing visibilities significantly.

Snow squalls cause weather conditions to vary considerably; changes from clear skies to heavy snow within just a few kilometres are common. Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions.

Snow squall warnings are issued when bands of snow form that produce intense accumulating snow or near zero visibilities.

Previous Report

Snow squall watch in effect for:

Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island

Environment Canada has issued a snow squall watch for the city and ares east for today and tonight.

Snow squalls will develop today for areas east of Lake Superior. Local snowfall amounts of up to 15 cm or so are likely.

The snow squalls are expected to slowly shift southward and will likely affect the Sault Ste. Marie area from this evening until Wednesday morning.

Gusty northwest winds to 70 km/h will likely give blowing snow reducing visibilities significantly.

Travel may be hazardous due to sudden changes in the weather. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

Snow squall watches are issued when conditions are favourable for the formation of bands of snow that could produce intense accumulating snow or near zero visibilities.

Persons in or near this area should be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Watch for updated statements.

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