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Lots of snow, gusty winds, reduced visibility all possible

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

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT

ENVIRONMENT CANADA

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT FOR: KAPUSKASING - HEARST - 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 - LONGLAC - CARAMAT - MANITOUWADGE - HORNEPAYNE - NIPIGON - MARATHON - SUPERIOR NORTH - WAWA - WHITE RIVER - PUKASKWA - SAULT STE. MARIE - SUPERIOR EAST - TIMMINS - COCHRANE - IROQUOIS FALLS - GREATER SUDBURY AND VICINITY - CHAPLEAU - GOGAMA - KIRKLAND LAKE - NEW LISKEARD - TEMAGAMI - ELLIOT LAKE - RANGER LAKE - MANITOULIN - BLIND RIVER - KILLARNEY - NORTH BAY - WEST NIPISSING.

SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL OF 10 TO 20 CM TO START THE NEW WORK WEEK.

A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA WILL TRACK INTO MINNESOTA TODAY THEN TO LAKE SUPERIOR TONIGHT.

AS THE SYSTEM ADVANCES EASTWARD, SNOW CURRENTLY OVER NORTHWESTERN ONTARIO WILL CONTINUE TO ADVANCE EAST TO REACH THE LAKEHEAD AREA AT THUNDER BAY AND LAKE NIPIGON REGIONS BY THIS EVENING.

MOST REGIONS IN NORTHWESTERN ONTARIO WILL RECEIVE TOTAL SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF 10 TO 15 CM TODAY AND TONIGHT.

IT IS POSSIBLE THAT ONE OR TWO LOCALES COULD LOCALLY RECEIVE A TOTAL OF 15 TO 20 CM OF SNOW
FROM THIS DISTURBANCE.

FURTHER EAST, SNOW WILL MOVE INTO AREAS NEAR LAKE SUPERIOR AND NORTHEASTERN ONTARIO THIS EVENING WITH MANY LOCALES RECEIVING NEAR 10 CM BY TUESDAY MORNING.

ENOUGH SNOW MAY FALL TO CAUSE DRIVING CONDITIONS TO DETERIORATE AND BECOME HAZARDOUS AT TIMES DUE TO ACCUMULATING SNOW ON UNTREATED ROADS.

GUSTY WINDS WILL ALSO GIVE REDUCED VISIBILITIES IN LOCAL BLOWING SNOW.

MOTORISTS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION AND ALLOW FOR EXTRA TIME TO REACH THEIR DESTINATION.

LATEST INDICATIONS CONTINUE TO SUGGEST THE SNOWFALL AMOUNTS WILL BE CLOSE TO, BUT GENERALLY JUST BELOW THE WARNING THRESHOLD OF 15 CM PER 12 HOURS.

HOWEVER IF THIS DISTURBANCE REMAINS A LITTLE MORE INTENSE THAN CURRENTLY EXPECTED, SNOWFALL WARNINGS MAY BE REQUIRED FOR PARTS OF NORTHWESTERN ONTARIO.

ENVIRONMENT CANADA IS CLOSELY MONITORING THIS SITUATION.

PLEASE MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AND WARNINGS FROM ENVIRONMENT CANADA.

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Mr. Poster 3/18/2013 9:43:22 AM Report

Could they be wrong.....AGAIN ???I hope so.
GrammaDingbat54 3/18/2013 9:49:15 AM Report

They usually are wrong. Let's hope so. Most storms do pass right over us.
newcon 3/18/2013 10:01:33 AM Report

Isolating myself to a 3rd world crap hole for a lengthy period of time has me desperately wanting to get home. If I get stuck in the 3rd world of Toronto tonight I'm going to lose it...it may cause me to read and comment more of "sootoday.com".
I know many of you are hoping that I do not return but then that would only be wishing "ill fate" on the other passengers that are on the same plane so please, for their sake, wish for a safe flight. I'm sure there'll be plenty of time for chaos after my return given all of the impaired driving that seems to be going over there...and everything else that the "very good people of S.S.Marie" have been voicing their opinion about.
All in all thouhg there is still "NO PLACE LIKE HOME"....even if it is Sault Ste. Marie CANADA and regardless of the fact that I may be losing my home due to the inability to PAY MY TAXES. Sleeping in a tent does have it's virtues so long as it's on CANADIAN SOIL.
kamen 3/18/2013 11:03:53 AM Report

I hope the forecast is wrong...I have to walk home from work at 10pm tonight....
mallet 3/18/2013 1:53:52 PM Report


Well it is 1:50pm on monday and the sky is still reasonably clear, it's plus 5 on my outside thermometer and the sun is shining.. water is dripping off the roof and I see no signs of snow, at the moment... hope it stays that way, this has been a ten gallon winter so far...
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