Major Winter Storm Will Hit Hardest North of the Sault


Environment Canada has ended the Winter Storm Watch for Sault Ste. Marie but that doesn’t mean we won’t see winter weather over the next few days. Environment Canada may still issue a Winter Storm Warning for the Sault later tonight.

As was indicated in previous reports, the exact storm track for this system has changed somewhat but Sault Ste. Marie will still see an impact from the storm with snow and wind lasting through Saturday night. The exact amount of accumulating snow has changed (for now) giving the Sault area about 15cm in total while areas north of the Sault are in for major accumulations of up to 50cm

Winter storm warning in effect for:

Agawa – Lake Superior Park

Major winter storm expected tonight into Saturday.

Snow, heavy at times, with total snowfall amounts of 30 to 50 cm.
Gusty northeasterly winds resulting in blowing snow which could reduce visibility to near zero at times.

Snow is expected today ahead of the main event. Snow, heavy at times, and local blowing snow is forecast to begin tonight. Snow and blowing snow will last into Saturday and taper off Saturday evening.

Snow today may result in a corridor of up to 5 cm accumulations ahead of the winter storm. Snow, heavy at times, along with gusty northeasterly winds develops tonight into Friday. Snow may quickly accumulate and visibility may be reduced to near zero at times, especially with any blowing snow. Significant travel delays and road closures are likely.

Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance. 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.