Snow Squall Warning Issued


As we told you yesterday, Sault Ste. Marie will see substantial snow accumulation from Lake Effect Snow Squalls today.

Environment Canada has now issued a SNOW SQUALL WARNING for the area. This warning will stay in effect until 9:30pm

Snow Squall warning in effect for:

Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island
Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay
Snow squalls are expected today and tonight. Visibilities will be rapidly reduced to near zero due to heavy snow combined with blowing snow.

Snowfall amounts near 15 cm are possible by the evening.

Northwesterly winds gusting 60 to 70 km/h will result in blowing snow into the evening.

The heaviest snowfall accumulations and lowest visibilities are expected from Batchawana Bay and southward toward Sault Ste. Marie.

Snow squalls will taper early on Tuesday morning.

Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. 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.