Heavy Snow Expected Most of the Day


Winter is finally starting to look like Winter in Sault Ste. Marie. A low pressure system is dropping up to 20cm today combined with lake effect snow squalls that are expected to develop later tonight.

Snowfall warning in effect for:

Agawa – Lake Superior Park
Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island
Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay
Snowfall with total amounts of 15 to 20 cm is expected.

Snow has moved into the region and will persist for much of the day today. The snow may fall heavily at times, particularly this morning. Total snowfall accumulations near 15 cm are expected. A few locations may receive in excess of 20 cm by tonight due to lake effect snow bands from Lake Superior that will set up this evening.

Snow squall warnings may be issued after the main snowfall event due to snow bands that will likely become isolated by this evening.

Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Rapidly accumulating snow will make travel difficult. Public Safety Canada encourages everyone to make an emergency plan and get an emergency kit with drinking water, food, medicine, a first-aid kit and a flashlight. For information on emergency plans and kits go to http://www.getprepared.gc.ca.