Snow Squalls in Forecast for North Shore Lake Superior

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Snowfall Warning
Snowfall Warning

THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – Travel along the north shore of Lake Superior from Nipigon heading east is likely to be more difficult today. Environment Canada is forecasting snow squalls.

Under the snow squall bands, visibilities will be significantly reduced due to the heavy snow combined with blowing snow, and snow will quickly accumulate.

Snow squall warning in effect for:

  • Marathon – Schreiber
  • Wawa – Pukaskwa Park
  • White River – Dubreuilville
    Agawa – Lake Superior Park

Snow squalls off Lake Superior will continue this morning. Snowfall amounts of 10 to 15 cm are expected under the most persistent snow squalls today.

As winds gradually become more westerly this afternoon, the lake effect snow bands will move to the south of the region by this evening.

Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow. Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop. Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Road closures are possible.