Winter Storm Warning To The East

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The good news is Sault Ste. Marie isn’t part of the winter storm warning issued by Environment Canada, the bad news is, we will still see about 9 to 12cm of new snow today and into Wednesday.

A Colorado low will push into the area Tuesday afternoon, but the track of the low will push most of the heavy snow to the east of Sault Ste. Marie. If you’re travelling east and into Southern Ontario, you may want to be prepared for some nasty road conditions.

Winter storm warning in effect for:

Espanola – Killarney
Blind River – Manitoulin Island
Hazardous winter conditions are expected.

Major winter storm tonight and Wednesday.

A Colorado Low pressure area is forecast to intensify into a winter storm as it races northeast across Southern and Central Ontario into Quebec on Wednesday.

This winter storm will bring a large area of snow with it, with widespread snowfall totals of 15 to 30 cm by late Wednesday. Strong and gusty northerly winds are expected to whip up the freshly fallen snow especially on Wednesday, with frequent very low visibility in blowing snow in exposed areas possible.

Driving conditions will quickly deteriorate after the snow arrives later today. The worst travelling conditions and heaviest snow may occur overnight and Wednesday.

There remains some uncertainty as to the exact track of this low pressure. Even a small shift in the track of the low pressure system could have a large impact on how much snow falls as a particular location

Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow.

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