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Snow squall warning issued for West Nipissing

Wednesday, February 26, 2014   by: Kate Adams

As of 9:55 PM EST Wednesday, Environment Canada issued a Snow squall warning for West Nipissing - French River:

Snow squalls tonight.

Southwesterly winds over Georgian Bay are generating snow squalls that will affect the French River area along with communities inland tonight. The most significant issue with these snow squalls will be sudden zero visibility in white out conditions from blowing snow and bursts of heavy snow. Local snowfall amounts of 5 to 10 cm are expected.

These snow squalls may have significant impact on travel on highway 69 through the regions. Motorists should be prepared for sudden nil visibility in snow and blowing snow, resulting in dangerous driving conditions. Motorists considering travel through the area should allow extra time or plan alternate routes to avoid the snow squall activity.

A cold front moving through the regions early Thursday morning will cause the snow squalls to end as the winds shift to more westerly or northwesterly. 

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