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Winter storm warning issued

Winter storm expected tonight into Thursday with 20 to 40 cm of snow
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Expect a big dump of snow over the next 24 hours.

A winter storm warning has been issued by Environment Canada for:

  • North Bay
  • Powassan
  • Mattawa

Light snow is expected to develop this morning and become heavy later in the day. Heavy snow will then continue through tonight into Thursday morning before tapering to flurries late tomorrow.

Total snowfall amounts of 20 to 40 cm are likely by late in the day Thursday. Locally higher amounts in excess of 40 cm are possible, especially near the Quebec border.

Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. 

Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve and prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. 

Meanwhile, a snowfall warning has been issued for:

  • Témiscamingue
  • West Nipissing - French River
  • Burk's Falls - Bayfield Inlet
  • Huntsville - Baysville
  • Bracebridge - Gravenhurst
  • Temiskaming Shores - Temagami - Kirkland Lake 
  • Town of Parry Sound - Rosseau - Killbear Park

Snowfall with total amounts of 15 to 25 cm is expected.

Snow is expected to begin this afternoon and increase in intensity this evening and overnight. Gradually, the snow should taper to flurries Thursday afternoon. Hazardous travel conditions are expected.

In addition, a special weather statement remains in effect for Sudbury.

Significant snowfall expected tonight into Thursday.

Snow is expected to begin this evening. The heaviest snow is most likely overnight into Thursday morning. Northwesterly winds may also combine with the snow to create blowing and drifting snow in exposed areas.

Total snowfall amounts of 10 to 15 cm are expected by Thursday afternoon. Though the snow is not forecast to reach warning criteria, low visibilities in heavy snow will create hazardous travel conditions.

This snow is the result of a low pressure system that will track through eastern Ontario into Quebec.


Jeff Turl

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