It’s Going To Be a Snowy Weekend


So far Sault Ste. Marie has seen well below snowfall for this time of year, but two systems this weekend will likely change that.  Large accumulations are expected both Saturday and Sunday that could leave us with about 30cm by Monday morning.

Then more snow is expected from lake effect snow showers on Monday and Tuesday of next week.

Meanwhile, Environment Canada has issued this weather statement for the area:

Weather advisory in effect for:

Agawa – Lake Superior Park
Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island
Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay
Winter weather travel advisory in effect for tonight through Saturday night.

A low pressure system is expected to bring snow to the area beginning late this afternoon or early this evening. In the wake of the low, snow squalls are expected to develop early Saturday morning and persist through Saturday night.

Total snowfall accumulations of 15 to 25 cm are possible by Saturday night.

Warnings may be required as the event draws nearer.

Motorists should expect hazardous winter driving conditions and adjust travel plans accordingly. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Snow squalls cause weather conditions to vary considerably; changes from clear skies to heavy snow within just a few kilometres are common.