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Weather warning and statement (3 a.m. update)

Wednesday, December 12, 2012   by: SooToday.com Staff

Environment Canada has added - Espanola - Killarney - West Nimissing - French River to the snow squall warning issued earlier for Searchmont - Montreal River Harbour - Batchawana Bay - Agawa and Lake Superior Park - Wawa - Pukaskwa Park.

The snow squall warning is immediately below.

That warning is followed by a concurrent special weather statement covering a larger area.

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Snow Squalls early this morning

Persistent snow squalls continue to affect areas east of Lake Superior and northeast of Georgian Bay near French River.
 
10 to 15 centimetres are possible locally along with near zero visibilities in the heaviest bands.
 
Conditions are expected to improve later this morning.
 
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Special weather statement for Marathon - Schreiber Wawa - White River - Pukaskwa Searchmont - Montreal River Harbour - Batchawana Bay Agawa - Lake Superior Park:

Flurries at times heavy continuing into tonight.

A weak low pressure system is crossing northern. Winds passing over Lake Superior in association with the low is creating conditions ideal for lake effect flurries north and east of the lake.

For areas to the north of Lake Superior, the lake effect flurries should taper off this evening with only a few more centimetres expected, but continue through the night for regions to the east.

The meandering nature of the location of the heaviest flurries is expected to limit accumulations somewhat.

However, accumulations may reach and possibly exceed 10 centimetres locally.

A persistent snow squall has formed just to the west of Wawa.

A snow squall warning is currently in effect for this area.

Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada.

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Timbob 12/11/2012 8:03:21 PM Report

I don't understand why it's always a "Weather WARNING"? It's Canada, and it's going to snow a few inches for crying out loud!
Dictionary 12/11/2012 9:43:20 PM Report

it's too warn southerners passing through the area. to all locals it's just "tuesday".
stiJJy 12/11/2012 10:59:08 PM Report

Unfortunately, as a whole, canadians are getting softer.
Snowdon 12/12/2012 7:11:08 AM Report

Why is there a weather warning? Seriously?

"near zero visibilities in the heaviest bands"

This is for areas along Hwy 17 North. That is not a safe highway to be driving in snow squall or zero visibility conditions. It is called a warning because it is there to warn motorists who are planning to travel this highway of these dangerous conditions.
hitch 12/12/2012 8:17:41 AM Report

That highway closes with a single snowflake it seems lol (I just mean--wow it seems like its closed every other day!)
Just Curious 12/12/2012 8:55:19 AM Report

When the old Dept of Highways looked after it,it was seldom closed unless there was a couple of feet ofsnow on it.Now with contractors doing it they don't want the insurance liability so instead of doing their job they just close the road.Drove transport thru worse storms than we get now and never thought about it,you knew the ministry boys were doing their jobs.
hitch 12/12/2012 10:28:51 AM Report

Ahh-i see---justcurious
Cool thanks!
Telliott 12/12/2012 12:08:05 PM Report

All you have to do to understand and appreciate these warnings is have a loved one die on the highway!!!! Been there done that. You don't like the warning don't listen!!!!!
jazzy22 12/12/2012 12:35:44 PM Report

I Love and appreciate the Warnings as I live 30mins North on Hwy 17. I left work early last night at 10pm and Could not see the hwy or infront of me.
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