UPDATE: Winter Storm Warning In Effect

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As Saultonline reported Saturday, a significant amount of snow is headed our way. Environment Canada has now issued a WINTER STORM WATCH for the area.

UPDATE

3:38 PM EST Sunday 21 January 2018
Snowfall warning in effect for:

  • Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island
  • Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay

Snowfall, with total amounts of 15 to 20 cm is expected.

Significant snow Monday afternoon and night.

A Colorado low is forecast to cross the lower Great Lakes for the start of the work week.

Snow is forecast to spread across portions of Northeastern Ontario beginning near midday on Monday. The snowfall will become heavier Monday afternoon and Monday night. Significant accumulations of 15 to 20 centimetres are likely. Local blowing snow may also develop Monday afternoon and Monday night.

Snow will taper off Tuesday morning for most areas. Some areas may see additional accumulations of up to 5 cm.

Rapidly accumulating snow will make travel difficult. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop.

Snowfall warnings are issued when significant snowfall is expected.

5:05 AM EST Sunday 21 January 2018
Winter storm watch in effect for:

Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island
Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay

Winter storm beginning Monday and continuing into Tuesday.

A Colorado low is forecast to cross the lower Great Lakes for the start of the work week.

Snow is forecast to spread across portions of Northeastern Ontario beginning near midday on Monday. The snowfall will become heavier Monday afternoon and Tuesday night before tapering off later on Tuesday. Significant accumulations of 15 to 20 centimetres are likely. Some freezing rain is also possible for Manitoulin into the North Bay area Monday night into Tuesday. Blowing snow will also develop Monday afternoon and continue into Tuesday.

Conditions will improve over the Sault Ste. Marie area Tuesday morning and late Tuesday afternoon towards the North Bay area.

Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility in some locations. Poor weather conditions may contribute to transportation delays. For information on emergency plans and kits go to http://www.getprepared.gc.ca

Winter storm watches are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together.

3 COMMENTS

  1. It seems as soon as the snowfall prediction is over 10 cm….it is suddenly a “storm”.. It is winter in the north…embrace it…lol

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