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.

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.

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We have listed below, areas in the “Winter Storm Warning” (red areas), “Winter Storm Watch” (yellow areas) and areas in the “Special 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. For information on emergency plans and kits go to http://www.getprepared.gc.ca/

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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:

  • 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.

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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 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/

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Special weather statement (grey areas) in effect for:

  • 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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