Winter Arrives In Mid January


The first of several disturbances promises to bring up our snow totals over the next few days.  Sault Ste. Marie has experienced a fairly mild winter season so far, but things are about to change for the second half of January . A Low pressure system  will leave behind anywhere from 3 to 5cm by Tuesday morning , followed by a risk of additional accumulation from lake effect snow showers and snow squalls that may develop Tuesday afternoon. Another system will quickly follow Wednesday night into Thursday that could dump another 10 cm.

Weather advisory in effect for:

Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island
Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay
Winter Weather Travel Advisory in effect for Tuesday morning.

Lake effect snow beginning early Tuesday morning could affect road conditions and visibilities.

Snow associated with a low pressure system will move through the area tonight into early Tuesday morning, This snow will quickly be followed by the development of lake effect snow early Tuesday morning.

Local snowfall accumulations near 10 cm are likely before the heaviest band of lake effect snow pushes south of the area early Tuesday afternoon. Local blowing snow will lead to reduced visibilities.