WINTER STORM: Look Out For Up To 20cm Of SNOW

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(NORTHERN ONTARIO) โ€“ Environment Canada is calling for some significant snowfall to hit the region. Areas around Thunder Bay and east can expect up to 20cm, while the far eastern side of Lake Superior could see up to 30cm of snow.

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Below is the Winter Storm Watch issued by Environment Canada.

Winter storm watch in effect for:

  • City of Thunder Bay
  • Cloud Bay โ€“ Dorion
  • Kakabeka Falls โ€“ Whitefish Lake โ€“ Arrow Lake
  • Nipigon โ€“ Rossport
  • Beardmore โ€“ Jellicoe โ€“ Macdiarmid
Yellow areas are in a โ€œWinter Storm Watchโ€ while grey areas have a โ€œspecial weather statementโ€.

Significant winter storm with 10 to 20 cm of snow and blowing snow on Sunday.

Snow, heavy at times, is expected to begin after midnight Saturday night and taper off late Sunday night. The latest analysis suggests that total snowfall amounts of 10 to 20 cm are likely by Sunday night.

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In addition, winds will gradually strengthen on Sunday with gusts to 60 to 80 km/h possible Sunday afternoon through Monday morning resulting in very poor visibility in blowing snow.

Rapidly accumulating snow and near zero visibility in heavy snow and blowing snow will make travel hazardous.

There is still some uncertainty regarding the track of this developing winter storm originating in Texas. Should the track of this storm shift, the corresponding axis of heavy snow could also shift considerably. Environment Canada meteorologists will continue to monitor this developing situation closely.

Avoid travel if possible. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

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

Winter storm watch in effect for:

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  • Wawa โ€“ Pukaskwa Park
  • White River โ€“ Dubreuilville

Major winter storm with 20 to 30 cm of snow and blowing snow on Sunday and Sunday night.

Snow, heavy at times, is expected to begin after midnight Saturday night and taper off late Sunday night or Monday morning. The latest analysis suggests that total snowfall amounts of 20 to 30 cm are likely by Sunday night.

In addition, winds will gradually strengthen on Sunday with gusts to 60 to 80 km/h possible Sunday afternoon through Monday morning resulting in very poor to almost nil visibility in blowing snow. Near blizzard conditions are possible.

Rapidly accumulating snow and very poor visibility in heavy snow and blowing snow will make travel dangerous.

There is still some uncertainty regarding the track of this developing winter storm originating in Texas. Should the track of this storm shift, the corresponding axis of heavy snow could also shift considerably. Environment Canada meteorologists will continue to monitor this developing situation closely.

Avoid travel if possible. Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

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