Strong winds over the open waters of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay are creating ideal conditions for heavy snow squalls through Friday.
Snow Squall WarningIssued at 5:15 PM EST Wednesday 11 December 2013
Snow squalls tonight into Friday. Strong winds over the open waters of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay are generating flurries and snow squalls. The heaviest snow squalls are crossing the Bruce Peninsula and then coming ashore again in the Port Carling to Midland areas and extending inland across Orillia and Northern Lake Simcoe to near Lagoon City. The snow squalls may remain relatively stationary tonight before drifting slowly northward again Thursday. Snowfall amounts of 20 cm per 12 hours are possible in the heaviest snow squalls. Should a snow squall become stationary for a few hours tonight, local snowfall amounts of 30 cm by morning are quite possible. Low to nil visibilities in snow and blowing snow continue to cause dangerous winter driving conditions. Web cams in the regions have been often showing near zero visibility in heavy snow as the snow squalls move through. This is a multi-day event in which snow squalls are expected to begin drifting northward again Friday morning. Total local snowfall amounts of 50 cm or greater from this event may be reached by Friday morning. According spotter reports, over 30 of snow have fallen in Haliburton and Coldwater since Monday night.Details
Please refer to your local public forecast for further details on expected snowfall amounts. Listen for updated watches and warnings.