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It's going to snow some more. Surprised?

Monday, February 18, 2013   by: SooToday.com Staff

ENVIRONMENT CANADA

SPECIAL WEATHER STATMENT

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT FOR: WAWA - WHITE RIVER - PUKASKWA - SAULT STE. MARIE - SUPERIOR EAST - GREATER SUDBURY AND VICINITY - CHAPLEAU - GOGAMA - ELLIOT LAKE - RANGER LAKE - MANITOULIN - BLIND RIVER - KILLARNEY - 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 - GERALDTON - MANITOUWADGE - HORNEPAYNE - NIPIGON - MARATHON - SUPERIOR NORTH.

SIGNIFICANT SNOW TONIGHT THROUGH MUCH OF MONDAY.

A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM CURRENTLY OVER SOUTHERN MANITOBA WILL TRACK SLOWLY INTO MINNESOTA TONIGHT AND TOWARDS SAULT STE MARIE ON MONDAY NIGHT.
 
INTERMITTENT SNOW HAS BEEN FALLING ACROSS MUCH OF NORTHWESTERN ONTARIO TODAY AND WILL MAKE ITS WAY INTO REGIONS NORTH OF LAKE SUPERIOR TONIGHT.

A FEW CENTIMETRES OF SNOW FELL IN MANY REGIONS WEST OF SUPERIOR TODAY WITH FURTHER AMOUNTS OF 5 TO 10 CM EXPECTED TONIGHT FOR SIMILAR REGIONS.
 
IT WILL GRADUALLY TAPER OFF IN NORTHWESTERN ONTARIO ON MONDAY WITH SEVERAL MORE CENTIMETRES POSSIBLE.

AS THE LOW SLOWLY INTENSIFIES MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT, SNOW WILL SPREAD ACROSS MUCH OF NORTHEASTERN ONTARIO.
 
IT WILL BEGIN TONIGHT NORTHEAST OF LAKE SUPERIOR AND DURING THE DAY NORTH OF LAKE HURON AND GEORGIAN BAY.
 
THE MOST SIGNIFICANT SNOW FOR THIS AREA IS LIKELY TO BE ALONG AND TO THE NORTH OF HIGHWAY 17 INCLUDING THESSALON TO SUDBURY ON MONDAY NIGHT.
 
SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS IN EXCESS OF 10 CENTIMETRES ARE QUITE LIKELY, PARTIALLY DUE TO ADDED MOISTURE FROM LAKE ENHANCEMENT.
 
HOWEVER, IT WILL LIKELY CHANGE TO RAIN IN THIS SWATH FROM SAULT STE MARIE TO KILLARNEY OVERNIGHT.

SNOWFALL TOTALS MAY VERY WELL EXCEED 15 OR POSSIBLY 20 CENTIMETRES IN A FEW LOCALES, HOWEVER IT IS EXPECTED TO BE SPREAD OVER 24 TO 36 HOURS.
 
IT WILL BE A SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATION, BUT SOMEWHAT BELOW THE WARNING THRESHOLD OF 15 CM IN 12 HOURS.
 
TRAVELLERS ARE URGED TO ALLOW EXTRA TIME GIVEN THE EXPANSIVE AREA OF SNOW OVER THE PROVINCE.

ENVIRONMENT CANADA WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE INTENSITY AND TRACK OF THE LOW AND WARNINGS MAY BE ISSUED AS THE SITUATION WARRANTS. 

PLEASE MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AND WARNINGS FROM ENVIRONMENT CANADA AT WWW.WEATHEROFFICE.GC.CA
 
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nitrocircus199 2/18/2013 3:34:12 AM Report

It's never ending :( lol
Prrrrrrr 2/18/2013 8:35:12 AM Report

I like it...kids need something to do outside! Some of my best chidhood memories were made in the snow:)
Mr. Poster 2/18/2013 8:51:50 AM Report

Afterall...it is winter in the north....to be expected SNOW
Prrrrrrr 2/18/2013 9:15:10 AM Report

Is that a Thomas Kinkade print?
Beej 2/18/2013 9:23:00 AM Report

Is it spring yet??!!
Prrrrrrr 2/18/2013 9:44:00 AM Report

Going by this I would say we are in the middle of winter;)

Meteorological reckoning

Meteorologists generally define four seasons in many climatic areas: spring, summer, autumn (or fall) and winter. These are demarcated by the values of their average temperatures on a monthly basis, with each season lasting three months. The three warmest months are by definition summer, the three coldest months are winter, and the intervening gaps are spring and autumn. Spring, when defined in this manner, can start on different dates in different regions. In terms of complete months, in most North Temperate Zone locations, spring months are March, April and May, although differences exist from country to country.[1] (Summer is June, July, August; autumn is September, October, November; winter is December, January, February). The vast majority of South Temperate Zone locations will have opposing seasons with spring in September, October and November. Swedish meteorologists define the beginning of spring as the first occasion on which the average daytime temperature exceeds zero degrees Celsius for seven consecutive days, thus the date varies with latitude and elevation.[2]

JerS 2/18/2013 11:40:06 AM Report

Latest forecast model information is showing this could be much worse than the above story.
I suspect the Sault could see 15-20cm with higher amounts east along the North Shore. There is a risk of rain and the rain/snow transition line if causing some funny forecast numbers. We could see some rain tonight and early tomorrow - and the less rain, the more heavy snow we see.
Kishido 2/18/2013 12:26:09 PM Report

Mommy it's snowing again.. Waaaaaaaaaaaa

Sorry honey, no school today.

Yipppeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

lets go out and play in the snow brother.
marhorn 2/18/2013 2:06:42 PM Report

We are in Florida and there is a cold front at this time!! It's only in the 60's but will be 70 plus in a few days. We are quite content that we gave up the snow in the Sault. Hopefully it will be gone in April!!!
JerS 2/18/2013 4:30:55 PM Report

I notice that across the border they have issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Sault. The call from there is 15-25cm of snow by late Tuesday and blowing/drifting snow tomorrow. Nothing but a vague weather statement from EC - hopefully they reconsider soon! Jerry Shields - SooWeather.com
Entity 2/18/2013 8:22:47 PM Report

With the dry summers, and light winters we've been having, I say bring on the snow!... and rain! It's so depressing seeing our lakes and rivers depleted year after year. We need all the precipitation we can get; if it's going to be a dry summer, I hope we have lots of winter run-off to keep our levels up.
rcssm69 2/19/2013 8:51:58 AM Report

Entity...you're right!
Everyone loves the winters we've been having but it takes it's toll on water levels!
The fact that Superior hasn't frozen over, and given all the snow we've been experiencing this year, it should bring the levels up a bit this year! Lots of snow in the bush and run off this Spring means lots of water!!! Bring it on!!! This is what it should be like in the Sault every year!!!
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