Winter started slowly this year with mild temperatures and little snow, but Mother Nature is making up for lost time with recent dumpings.
Another 5 to 10 cm.of snow is expected before the end of today.
The average snow depth increased by 21.4 cm and the average water equivalence increased by 32.7 mm since January 16, reports the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority (NBMCA), which measures snow depth and water content as part of its Flood Forecasting and Warning Program.
“Snow depth is now above normal for this time of year as is the water stored in the snowpack” said Angela Mills, NBMCA Water Resources Specialist.
There is a 30 per cent chance of more flurries this evening with the wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. The low tonight will be minus 31 but the wind chill will make it seem like minus 25 this evening and minus 42 overnight.
Frostbite can occur in minutes.