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Freezing rain warnings issued for Sault, Sudbury and Wawa areas

Thursday, January 09, 2014   by: Staff
Special weather statement issued for: Manitouwadge - Hornepayne - White River - Dubreuilville - Wawa - Pukaskwa Park, - Agawa - Lake Superior Park - Searchmont - Montreal River Harbour - Batchawana Bay - Sault Ste. Marie - St. Joseph Island - Greater Sudbury and vicinity - Elliot Lake - Ranger Lake - Timmins - Cochrane - Iroquois Falls - Chapleau - Missinaibi Lake - Gogama - Foleyet - Kirkland Lake - Englehart - New Liskeard - Temagami - Blind River - Thessalon - Espanola - Killarney - Manitoulin Island
Warning Statement
Snow, rain and freezing rain for Northeastern Ontario Friday night into Saturday.
A deepening low pressure system will track through Northeastern Ontario on Saturday reaching Southern James Bay by Saturday evening.

Precipitation with this low is projected to move into the region Friday night and begin as snow.
The precipitation is then expected to transition to rain for most areas south of a line from Montreal River to Timmins by Saturday afternoon.
During this transition, there is a risk of freezing rain.

Areas northwest of the low track will see all snow with amounts near 15 cm possible by Saturday evening.
Current indications suggest that the swath of heaviest snow will fall over the Wawa to Kapuskasing corridor.
Snowfall warnings may be required.

Rainfall amounts for the Algoma-Nickel Belt-Manitoulin-Nipissing region could be in the 20 to 30 mm range.
Rainfall warnings may be required.
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Tom_Bom 1/9/2014 8:18:20 PM Report

oh dude we are so royally screwed.
atoz 1/9/2014 8:25:32 PM Report

Nice now on top of all this bloody snow, we"ll have a bunch of rain . They barely have any sand for the roads now. I`ll be skating to work..
Mr. Poster 1/9/2014 9:13:18 PM Report

MICHIGAN forecast calls for all snow event...which 4cast will be right??
Tag33&1/3rd 1/9/2014 10:05:18 PM Report

"January Thaw" -- just hope it doesn't turn into an:
"Ice Storm" which can happen in a
'blink of an eye'! We are so lucky we never got what happened prior to Xmas and into the New Year for a lot of folks! As we very well could have.
jake02 1/10/2014 10:08:32 AM Report

why does everyone want to crap on the plow drivers ?? u should go live in other communities and see how their roads are plowed u will move back here pretty quick . obviosly some people dont know a good thing when they have it . if it is ever removed u will know itand then appreciate it . . praise the plow drivers who risk their lives every time there is a bad storm they actually do a helluva job including sanding operations.

great buy 1/10/2014 5:43:01 PM Report

Well written jake02....I wish more people would stand up for those guys....Being in the public eye and having people bash you all the time is just sad....those Heavy Equipment Operator's are out there so we can get to work safely, our children to school each morning and "weather" some people are critical of their 24/7 efforts, this city would shut down without them!
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