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Snow expected to blanket Northern Ontario Saturday, including the Sault

Thursday, November 08, 2012   by: SooToday.com Staff

SPECIAL WEATHER
STATEMENT

ENVIRONMENT CANADA

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT FOR GERALDTON - MANITOUWADGE - HORNEPAYNE - NIPIGON - MARATHON - SUPERIOR NORTH - WAWA - WHITE RIVER - PUKASKWA - SAULT STE. MARIE - SUPERIOR EAST - KAPUSKASING - HEARST - TIMMINS - COCHRANE - GREATER SUDBURY AND VICINITY - CHAPLEAU - GOGAMA - KIRKLAND LAKE - NEW LISKEARD - TEMAGAMI - ELLIOT LAKE - RANGER LAKE - MANITOULIN - BLIND RIVER - KILLARNEY - NORTH BAY - WEST NIPISSING - CITY OF THUNDER BAY - KENORA - NESTOR FALLS - DRYDEN - IGNACE - FORT FRANCES - RAINY LAKE - ATIKOKAN - UPSALA - QUETICO - SUPERIOR WEST - RED LAKE - EAR FALLS - SIOUX LOOKOUT - SAVANT LAKE - LAKE NIPIGON - WABAKIMI.

SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM POSSIBLE EARLY SATURDAY INTO SUNDAY.

A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM DEVELOPING OVER THE AMERICAN ROCKIES IS FORECAST TO TRACK TOWARDS LAKE SUPERIOR OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.

THIS LOW IS EXPECTED TO TRACK OVER WESTERN LAKE SUPERIOR SUNDAY AND REACH JAMES BAY SUNDAY EVENING.

AN AREA OF SNOW AHEAD OF THE LOW IS EXPECTED TO SPREAD INTO NORTHWESTERN ONTARIO BEGINNING EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.  

SNOW MAY BE HEAVY AT TIMES ESPECIALLY OVER REGIONS FROM LAKE OF THE WOODS TO LAKE NIPIGON.  

SNOW WILL CONTINUE SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY WITH TOTAL AMOUNTS OF 15 TO 30 CM POSSIBLE.  

BRISK NORTHEASTERLY WINDS ACCOMPANYING THE STORM MAY LOWER VISIBILITIES IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

REGIONS NEAR LAKE SUPERIOR AND NORTHEASTERN ONTARIO WILL ALSO SEE SNOW BEGINNING SATURDAY MORNING.  

SNOW AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 5 CM ARE POSSIBLE BEFORE THE SNOW CHANGES TO ICE PELLETS OR FREEZING RAIN DURING THE DAY, THEN TO RAIN LATE SATURDAY OR EARLY SUNDAY.

AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF FREEZING RAIN IS POSSIBLE.

AS THE STORM IS STILL DEVELOPING, THERE IS CONSIDERABLE UNCERTAINTY IN ITS TRACK AS WELL AS TYPE AND AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION.

ENVIRONMENT CANADA METEOROLOGISTS ARE WATCHING THE EVOLUTION OF THIS STORM CLOSELY AS WATCHES OR WARNINGS MAY BE REQUIRED.

THE PUBLIC IS ADVISED TO MONITOR FUTURE FORECASTS AND WARNINGS AS WARNINGS MAY BE REQUIRED OR EXTENDED.

PLEASE MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AND WARNINGS FROM ENVIRONMENT CANADA AT WWW.WEATHEROFFICE.GC.CA

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RLE 11/9/2012 9:43:14 AM Report

Does anybody know where I put my winter boots? lol
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