Heavy rain, wind and snow cause power outages and traffic problems across Atlantic Canada.
Snowfall WarningIssued at 11:12 PM EST Wednesday 4 December 2013
Significant snowfall tonight into early Thursday morning. A strengthening low pressure system over Wisconsin will track northeast reaching Lake Superior tonight and James Bay Thursday evening. An area of snow is spreading into Northwestern Ontario and will spread into Superior North by late afternoon then northeast towards Geraldton and Kapuskasing early this evening. Total snowfall amounts of 15 to 25 centimetres will be possible by the time the snow tapers off on Thursday for many regions. Regions closer to the Manitoba border will see lesser amounts with up to 15 centimetres expected by Thursday. In addition, brisk and gusty winds will likely accompany the storm reducing visibilities in blowing snow. For the Kapuskasing region, snow may briefly change to ice pellets and freezing rain then rain early Thursday morning before temperatures drop and a transition back to flurries occurs. Motorists are advised to exercise caution as untreated roads could become snow covered, icy and slippery. Environment Canada meteorologists continue to monitor the evolution of this system closely and will update warnings as required.Details
The change over to rain has occurred over Sault Ste. Marie and vicinity. As a result the freezing rain warning has ended.