It’s hard to turn off the lake effect snow machine once it gets started, and it appears we’re in for more, much more.
Snow squalls are expected to turn it up a notch overnight and into Wednesday before a change in wind direction materializes Thursday.
Environment Canada has issued the following WARNING for the area:
Snow squall warning in effect for:
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.
Lake effect snow squalls will develop off Lake Superior early this evening and end early Wednesday morning. Snowfall amounts in the heaviest snow squalls could reach 15 cm.
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.
Snow squall warnings are issued when bands of snow form that produce intense accumulating snow or near zero visibilities.