Snow Squalls Remain North of the City


Snow Squalls continue to cause headaches for motorists on Highway 17 north Sunday.

Though the lake effect snow squalls will mainly stay north of Sault Ste. Marie, a few lake enhanced flurries are expected today.  Extensive snow and blowing snow will wind down later tonight for the snowbelt areas.

Snow squall warning in effect for:

Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay
Snow squalls today and tonight.

Snowfall accumulations of up to 15 cm are expected today as snow squall bands move through. Additional accumulations of up to 10 cm are possible tonight before the snow squalls move out to the north.

The combination of winds gusting to 50 km/h and freshly fallen snow could result in near zero visibility in blowing snow.

The snow squalls will move out of the area on Monday as winds shift to out of the southwest.

Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow. If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance. Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Road closures are possible.