Snow Storm to Hit Region Sunday Night, Last Until Monday Night

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(NORTHERN ONTARIO) – The winter storm watch Environment Canada issued yesterday has been upgraded in some regions to a winter storm warning.

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Some areas on the north shore of Lake Superior will see up to 25cm of snow. Other areas in the region are expected to see up to 15cm of snow. Who’s ready to watch people not brush the snow off their car, just flick the wipers once or twice then start driving? We aren’t looking forward to this either. Please, please, please wipe all your windows on your vehicle clear of snow before leaving your driveway. Clearing the roof of your vehicle along with the hood and trunk(if it has one) would be awesome too.

We have listed below, areas in the β€œWinter Storm Warning” (red areas), β€œWinter Storm Watch” (yellow areas) and areas in the β€œSpecial Weather Statement” (grey areas), brought to you in part, but Environment Canada.

Winter storm warning (red areas) in effect for:

  • City of Thunder Bay
  • Cloud Bay – Dorion
  • Kakabeka Falls – Whitefish Lake – Arrow Lake
  • Marathon – Schreiber
  • Nipigon – Rossport
  • Wawa – Pukaskwa Park
  • White River – Dubreuilville

A winter storm is expected overnight into Monday.

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A developing low pressure system is expected to track over Northwestern Ontario on Monday. Snow with this system will begin this evening and become heavy overnight. The snow will taper off by Monday evening.

Total snowfall amounts of 15 to 25 cm are likely by Monday evening. Strong southeast winds gusting up to 60 km/h will also develop Monday morning and combine with the freshly fallen snow to produce local blowing snow.

At this point, it appears that the worst conditions are most likely Monday morning and early afternoon. Snowfall rates of several centimetres per hour are possible at times.

Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. Public Safety Canada encourages everyone to make an emergency plan and get an emergency kit with drinking water, food, medicine, a first-aid kit and a flashlight.Β For information on emergency plans and kits go to http://www.getprepared.gc.ca/

Winter storm warnings are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together.

Winter storm watch (yellow areas) in effect for:

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  • Atikokan – Shebandowan – Quetico Park
  • Agawa – Lake Superior Park
  • Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island
  • Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay
  • Elliot Lake – Ranger Lake
  • Blind River – Thessalon
  • Manitoulin Island

Winter storm conditions possible overnight into Monday.

A developing low pressure system is expected to track over Northwestern Ontario on Monday. Snow with this system will begin this evening and become heavier overnight. Snow will continue for much of the day Monday before ending Monday evening.

Strong southeast winds gusting up to 60 km/h will also develop Monday morning and combine with the freshly fallen snow to produce local blowing snow.

Total snowfall amounts may exceed 15 cm by Monday evening. However, latest analysis is suggesting that the heaviest snowfall will be closer to Lake Superior where a winter storm warning is in effect.

Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility in some locations. Public Safety Canada encourages everyone to make an emergency plan and get an emergency kit with drinking water, food, medicine, a first-aid kit and a flashlight. For information on emergency plans and kits go to http://www.getprepared.gc.ca/

Special weather statement (grey areas) in effect for:

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  • Fort Frances – Emo – Rainy River
  • Seine River Village – Mine Centre
  • Kenora – Grassy Narrows – Whitedog
  • Sioux Narrows – Nestor Falls – Morson
  • Dryden – Vermilion Bay
  • Ignace – English River
  • Savant Lake – Sturgeon Lake
  • Sioux Lookout – Eastern Lac Seul
  • Beardmore – Jellicoe – Macdiarmid
  • Gull Bay – Black Sturgeon Lake
  • Geraldton – Longlac – Caramat
  • Manitouwadge – Hornepayne
  • Chapleau – Missinaibi Lake
  • Gogama – Foleyet
  • Greater Sudbury and vicinity

Significant snowfall expected overnight into Monday.

A developing low pressure system is expected to track over Northwestern Ontario on Monday. Snow with this system will begin this evening and become heavier overnight. Snow will continue for much of the day Monday before ending Monday evening.

Total snowfall amounts of 10 to 15 cm are possible by the time the snow ends Monday evening.

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7 Replies to “Snow Storm to Hit Region Sunday Night, Last Until Monday Night”

  1. You think the city would plan ahead and move some of the snow that’s half way into the roads now to make room for this mess that’s coming ? We saved how much in fuel by not having any snow for oct-nov and most of dec. why are people driving over the centre line on Algoma street by the griffin ? Cuz the snow banks on the side of the road are protruding so far into the road that both lanes are shifted over. Snow removal isn’t just about clearing roads to drive, it’s about taking the snow away from clutterd areas now so when a storm hits we have reasonable access to spots to put the snow.

  2. Just because the top of my car has snow on it doesn’t mean I didn’t try. At 5 feet tall I use a broom and I still can’t reach the entire roof so please don’t assume that everyone is just too lazy!!!

    1. Ya, I got hit by one of those ice-orphans just the other day on the highway. I watched it slowly flipping through the sky from maybe 3 cars ahead, but what can you do in traffic.. slam on the brakes ? Luckily it smashed into us on the roof and not the windshield. It sounded (and looked) impressive enough that Im fairly sure it could have smashed our windshield.
      This problem isnt so much the snow, but when you get your vehicle interior hot and the snow on your roof melts and refreezes into an ice sheet (also can happen on a sunny or warm day).

    2. It’s not that we think you’re lazy, it’s illegal.
      Try using that excuse with the police and see how far it gets you.

    3. If you can’t be bothered to remove all the snow/ice from the roof, maybe try buying a vehicle that fits you.

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