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Special weather statement ended (4:56 a.m. update)

Thursday, March 20, 2014   by: SooToday.com Staff

NEWS RELEASE

ENVIRONMENT CANADA

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT ENDED FOR:
WAWA - WHITE RIVER - PUKASKWA
SAULT STE. MARIE - SUPERIOR EAST
TIMMINS - COCHRANE
GREATER SUDBURY AND VICINITY
CHAPLEAU - GOGAMA
KIRKLAND LAKE - NEW LISKEARD - TEMAGAMI
ELLIOT LAKE - RANGER LAKE
MANITOULIN - BLIND RIVER - KILLARNEY
NORTH BAY - WEST NIPISSING.

AN ALBERTA CLIPPER, LOCATED OVER SOUTHERN ALBERTA THIS MORNING, WILL TRACK ACROSS THE NORTHERN PLAINS OF THE U.S. INTO WISCONSIN BY FRIDAY EVENING.  

SNOW ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SYSTEM WILL SPREAD INTO THE LAKE OF THE WOODS AREA LATE THIS EVENING AND REACH THUNDER BAY FRIDAY MORNING.  

TOTAL SNOWFALL AMOUNTS IN THE 5 TO 10 CM RANGE ARE LIKELY HOWEVER LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE.  

THE SNOW MAY BE HEAVY AT TIMES AND WILL BEGIN TO TAPER OFF FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT UPDATED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA AT 3:37 PM EDT WEDNESDAY 19 MARCH 2014.

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT FOR:

TIMMINS - COCHRANE

WAWA - WHITE RIVER - PUKASKWA

SAULT STE. MARIE - SUPERIOR EAST

GREATER SUDBURY AND VICINITY

CHAPLEAU - GOGAMA

KIRKLAND LAKE - NEW LISKEARD - TEMAGAMI

ELLIOT LAKE - RANGER LAKE

MANITOULIN - BLIND RIVER - KILLARNEY

NORTH BAY - WEST NIPISSING.

WINTERY WEATHER CONTINUING TONIGHT.

A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL TRACK OVER NORTHERN LAKE HURON THIS EVENING AND REACH QUEBEC THURSDAY MORNING.  

BANDS OF SNOW ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SYSTEM WILL CONTINUE THIS EVENING AND BEGIN TO TAPER OFF OVERNIGHT.  

TOTAL SNOWFALL AMOUNTS IN THE 10 TO 15 CM RANGE ARE LIKELY.  

ALSO, LOCAL BLOWING SNOW IS POSSIBLE AS WINDS MAY GUST TO 50 KM/H TONIGHT.

IN ADDITION, AS WINDS DIMINISH TONIGHT OVER AREAS NEAR LAKE HURON, LOCAL FOG PATCHES COULD DEVELOP.

TRAVELLERS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION AS UNTREATED ROADS MAY BECOME SLIPPERY AND VISIBILITIES MAY BE REDUCED LOCALLY.

PLEASE MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AND WARNINGS FROM ENVIRONMENT CANADA AT WWW.WEATHER.GC.CA.

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UPDATED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA AT 8:46 AM EDT WEDNESDAY 19 MARCH 2014.
 
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT FOR:
WAWA - WHITE RIVER - PUKASKWA
SAULT STE. MARIE - SUPERIOR EAST
GREATER SUDBURY AND VICINITY
CHAPLEAU - GOGAMA
KIRKLAND LAKE - NEW LISKEARD - TEMAGAMI
ELLIOT LAKE - RANGER LAKE
MANITOULIN - BLIND RIVER - KILLARNEY
NORTH BAY - WEST NIPISSING.
 
WINTERY WEATHER CONTINUING TODAY.
 
A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER THE AMERICAN CENTRAL PLAINS WILL TRACK

OVER NORTHERN LAKE HURON THIS EVENING.  

BANDS OF SNOW ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SYSTEM WILL INTENSIFY TODAY AND COULD BE HEAVY AT TIMES THIS AFTERNOON.  

THE SNOW SHOULD TAPER OFF THIS EVENING.  

TOTAL SNOWFALL AMOUNTS NEAR 10 CM ARE LIKELY.  

ALSO, WINDS WILL GUST TO 50 KM/H TODAY, CAUSING REDUCED VISIBILITIES IN BLOWING SNOW.

ADDITIONALLY FOR AREAS ALONG THE NORTH SHORE OF LAKE HURON, INCLUDING SAULT STE MARIE - ST JOSEPH ISLAND, THERE IS A RISK OF FREEZING RAIN EARLY THIS MORNING.  
 
THE MOST LIKELY AREA FOR FREEZING RAIN IS MANITOULIN ISLAND, WHERE A FREEZING RAIN WARNING IS IN EFFECT.

TRAVELLERS SHOULD USE CAUTION AS UNTREATED ROADS MAY BECOME SLIPPERY FROM FREEZING RAIN AND SNOW.

PLEASE MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AND WARNINGS FROM ENVIRONMENT
CANADA AT WWW.WEATHER.GC.CA.
 
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5:18 AM EDT Wednesday 19 March 2014

Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Agawa - Lake Superior Park
  • Sault Ste. Marie - St. Joseph Island
  • Searchmont - Montreal River Harbour - Batchawana Bay

Wintery weather continuing today.

A low pressure system over the American central plains will track over Northern Lake Huron this evening. Snow with this system could be heavy at times and should taper off this evening. Total snowfall amounts of 10 to 15 cm are likely. Also, winds will gust to 50 km/h today, causing reduced visibilities in blowing snow.

Additionally for areas along the north shore of Lake Huron, including Sault Ste Marie - St Joseph Island, there is a risk of freezing rain early this morning. The most likely area for freezing rain is Manitoulin Island, where a freezing rain warning is in effect.

Travellers should use caution as untreated roads may become slippery from freezing rain and snow.

Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at WWW.WEATHER.GC.CA.
 
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Slick Nick 3/19/2014 7:47:38 AM Report

Getting so sick of this snow!!
Dixiepup 3/19/2014 8:01:48 AM Report

Hey! Mother Nature! Cut us some slack will ya?
Tag33&1/3rd 3/19/2014 9:11:16 AM Report

Supposed to continue until approx. June.
Kweveye 3/19/2014 2:55:36 PM Report

Is Garden River immune to bad weather or something , cause i never see an alert for GR. Also how come i dont see any mention of the drunk driver that crashed into someones yard in Garden River. When it happened in the sault , it was all over the media. Is there a reason why Garden River seems to be invisible in this region?
Just Curious 3/19/2014 4:45:29 PM Report

Kweveye; Careful, we are not allowed to discuss anything Indian on Soo today unless they let us...:)
willoweep 3/20/2014 3:22:58 AM Report

Kweveye you are kidding right? They don't mention Heyden or doz's of other places around the Sault.

I guess they think you will probably figure out that if it's coming from Manitoulin and gonna hit the Sault you MIGHT get some too?

Did someone get hurt in that accident with the car in someones yard ? did it hit the house? a tree?.

You should have went out and got a picture then you could have submitted it and become one of Sootodays faithful readers .
Auntiej 3/20/2014 6:37:19 AM Report

The jetstream runs west to east!!!!
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