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Snow squall incoming from Lake Superior says Environment Canada

Storms expected to persist through Tuesday
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Environment Canada has issued a snow squall warning for the Sault Ste. Marie area.

The storm is blowing in off of the Great Lakes and is expected to persist through Tuesday.

For more information, please see the weather release included below.

6:11 PM EST Monday 06 December 2021
Snow squall warning in effect for:

  • Sault Ste. Marie - St. Joseph Island
  • Searchmont - Montreal River Harbour - Batchawana Bay

Snow squalls incoming from Lake Superior.

Hazards:
Reduced visibilities in heavy snow and local blowing snow at times.
Wind gusts possibly reaching up to 70 km/h at times.
Snowfall accumulations of 10 to 20 cm, with locally higher amounts possible.

When:
Snow squalls are expected to develop late this afternoon and persist into Tuesday.

Discussion:
Snow squalls will develop in a strong northwesterly flow behind a low pressure system that will exit the Great Lakes.

Impacts:

Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility in some locations. Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over 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@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.