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Snow squall alerts issued for the Sault and areas north

Local snow squalls possible tonight into Wednesday with as much as 15 to 25 cm of snow in some areas
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WEATHER ALERT
ENVIRONMENT CANADA
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Snow squall watch in effect for:
  • Sault Ste. Marie - St. Joseph Island

Local snow squalls possible tonight into Wednesday.

Local snowfall amounts of 10 to 15 cm will be possible Wednesday before the winds shift, pushing the snow squalls out of the area.

Gusty winds will accompany these snow squalls at times resulting in periods of blowing snow.

Snow squalls cause weather conditions to vary considerably; changes from clear skies to heavy snow within just a few kilometres are common. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

Snow squall warning in effect for:

  • Agawa - Lake Superior Park
  • Searchmont - Montreal River Harbour - Batchawana Bay

Snow squalls tonight through Wednesday night.

Westerly winds over Lake Superior will lead to the development of snow squalls early this evening. Local snowfall accumulations of 15 to 25 cm will be possible under the most intense snow squalls tonight. Winds will shift to the northwest Wednesday morning pushing the snow squalls southward. An additional 15 cm will be possible again on Wednesday particularly near and south of Montreal River.

Gusty winds will accompany these snow squalls at times resulting in periods of blowing snow.

These snow squalls will continue into Wednesday night with additional local snowfall accumulations up to 15 cm possible.

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 in some locations. Road closures are possible.

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

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