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Major Northeastern Ontario winter storms (7:15 a.m. update)

Thursday, January 31, 2013   by: SooToday.com Staff
SPECIAL WEATHER
STATEMENT

ENVIRONMENT CANADA
 
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A SNOWFALL WARNING IS ENDED FOR: SAULT STE. MARIE - ST. JOSEPH ISLAND
 
THE WEATHER CONDITIONS WHICH PROMPTED THE SNOWFALL WARNING HAVE NOW ENDED OR MOVED OUT OF THE AREA.
 
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A WINTER STORM WARNING IS CONTINUED FOR: CHAPLEAU - MISSINAIBI LAKE AND GOGAMA - FOLEYET

WINTER STORM COMING TO AN END THIS MORNING.

SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW CONTINUES EARLY THIS MORNING ACROSS THE REGIONS AS THE INTENSE WINTER STORM CENTRE MOVES NORTHEAST OVER THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC. MOST AREAS WILL RECEIVE ANOTHER 2 TO 5 CM OF SNOW BEFORE IT BECOMES LIGHT AND INTERMITTENT BY MIDDAY. BRISK NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTING TO 60 KM/H WILL CONTINUE TO CAUSE VERY LOW VISIBILITY AT TIMES IN BLOWING SNOW.

HAZARDOUS WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS DUE TO VERY LOW TO NIL VISIBILITY AT TIMES IN BLOWING SNOW AND AREAS OF HEAVIER SNOW WILL CONTINUE THIS MORNING BEFORE SLOWLY IMPROVING THIS AFTERNOON. MOTORISTS SHOULD AVOID TRAVEL UNTIL THE WINTER STORM ENDS LATER TODAY.

WIND CHILLS MAY REACH MINUS 40 LATER TONIGHT AND FRIDAY MORNING OVER PARTS OF NORTHEASTERN ONTARIO. AS A RESULT WIND CHILL WARNINGS MAY BE REQUIRED LATER TODAY OR TONIGHT.

REFER TO YOUR LOCAL PUBLIC FORECAST FOR FURTHER DETAILS.
 
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A SNOWFALL WARNING IS ENDED FOR: SEARCHMONT - MONTREAL RIVER HARBOUR - BATCHAWANA BAY AND
AGAWA - LAKE SUPERIOR PARK.
 
THE WEATHER CONDITIONS WHICH PROMPTED THE SNOWFALL WARNING HAVE NOW ENDED OR MOVED OUT OF THE AREA.
 
A WINTER STORM WARNING IS CONTINUED FOR: TIMMINS - COCHRANE - IROQUOIS FALLS - CHAPLEAU - GOGAMA - KIRKLAND LAKE - ENGLEHART - ELLIOT LAKE - RANGER LAKE - BLIND RIVER - THESSALON.
 
MAJOR WINTER STORM WITH HEAVY SNOW TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY.

SNOW, HEAVY AT TIMES WILL CONTINUE TONIGHT AS A WINTER STORM TRACKS FROM GEORGIAN BAY ACROSS THE NIPISSING AREA INTO QUEBEC.     

SNOW, FREQUENTLY HEAVY AT TIMES, WILL CONTINUE TONIGHT AND INTO THURSDAY WITH TOTAL AMOUNTS OF 15 TO 25 CM LIKELY IN MANY AREAS BY LATE THURSDAY.  

THERE IS POTENTIAL FOR EVEN HIGHER SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF 30 CM IN A FEW LOCALITIES.  

WINDS ARE ALSO EXPECTED TO PICK UP FROM THE NORTH OR NORTHWEST AND BECOME STRONG AND GUSTY TONIGHT, RESULTING IN BLOWING SNOW ESPECIALLY IN EXPOSED AREAS.

HAZARDOUS WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS FROM QUICKLY ACCUMULATING SNOW ON UNTREATED ROADS AND LOW VISIBILITY OF LESS THAN 250 METRES IN AREAS OF HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL BE ISSUES TO DEAL WITH.  
 
TRAVEL PLANS SHOULD BE CHANGED ACCORDINGLY.

THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF LATER ON THURSDAY AFTER THE STORM CENTRE HAS MOVED ACROSS THE NORTH BAY AREA INTO QUEBEC.
 
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT FOR: GREATER SUDBURY AND VICINITY - NEW LISKEARD - TEMAGAMI - ELLIOT LAKE - RANGER LAKE - MANITOULIN - BLIND RIVER- KILLARNEY - NORTH BAY - WEST NIPISSING.
 
SNOW AND OCCASIONAL BLOWING SNOW SLOWLY EASING OFF THIS MORNING.

THE MAJOR WINTER STORM WHICH AFFECTED MOST OF NORTHEASTERN ONTARIO HAS MOVED OVER QUEBEC AND IS MOVING AWAY FROM THE REGIONS.

AREAS OF LIGHTER SNOW AND LOCAL BLOWING SNOW DUE TO STRONG AND GUSTY NORTHERLY WINDS WILL CONTINUE FOR A FEW HOURS BEFORE EASING OFF LATER THIS MORNING. DRIVING CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE TO BE HAZARDOUS AT TIMES ESPECIALLY IN EXPOSED AREAS WHERE BLOWING SNOW MAY RESULT IN VERY LOW VISIBILITY AT TIMES. MOTORISTS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION.

PLEASE MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AND WARNINGS FROM ENVIRONMENT

CANADA AT ITS WEBSITE

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Prrrrrrr 1/31/2013 9:28:10 AM Report

Happy that was a false alarm!
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