Snow Squall Warning Issued


Sault Ste. Marie has not been included in the warning however, the City will likely see some snow squall activity during the day. The main threat is north of the city.

Snow squall warning in effect for:

Agawa – Lake Superior Park
Lake effect snow squalls today.

Southerly winds over the relatively warm waters of Lake Superior are expected to produce flurries and local snow squalls today. The squalls could start as early as this morning and are expected to continue through tonight.

Local snowfall amounts of 10 to 15 cm are possible today, however areas closer to Lake Superior could see locally higher amounts of 15 to 25 cm. Additional amounts of 5 to 15 cm are possible tonight into Thursday morning.

Local blowing snow reducing visibilities will also be a concern.

The local snow squalls are forecast to taper off when the winds shift to the northwest on Thursday.

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 watch in effect for:

  • Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay

Lake effect snow squalls possible this afternoon into tonight.

Lake effect flurries and local snow squalls are forecast to begin near noon. These flurries and snow squalls are then expected to continue into Thursday morning. Local snowfall amounts of 10 to 15 cm will be possible along with reduced visibility in heavy snow at times.

A snow squall warning may be required today.


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