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Area snow squall warnings continue today

Heaviest snow squalls will range from near 5 cm inland to 15 cm near Lake Superior
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Snow squall warning in effect for:
    •    Agawa - Lake Superior Park
    •    Searchmont - Montreal River Harbour - Batchawana Bay
    •    Elliot Lake - Ranger Lake
    •    Chapleau - Missinaibi Lake

Lake effect snow squalls continue to affect areas near the eastern shores of Lake Superior today. Very poor visibilities have been reported due to heavy snow and blowing snow. The most intense activity continues to affect areas from north of Sault Ste. Marie to south of Wawa, with snow squalls occasionally reaching Highway 129 between Ranger Lake and Chapleau.

Further snowfall amounts in the heaviest snow squalls will range from near 5 cm inland to 15 cm near Lake Superior. The snow squalls will slowly drift southward out of the region this afternoon as winds veer into the northwest and weaken.

Hazardous winter driving conditions will continue today as a result.

Snow squalls cause weather conditions to vary considerably; changes from clear skies to heavy snow within just a few kilometres are common. Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow. Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility. Road closures are possible.

Snow squall warnings are issued when bands of snow form that produce intense accumulating snow or near zero visibilities.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports using #ONStorm.