EAR FALLS – WEATHER – Our weather services are predicting a winter storm starting on Thursday afternoon and lasting through Friday afternoon, bringing heavy snow with accumulations ranging from 15 to 25 cm. In addition, there will be periods of near zero visibility due to heavy snow and blowing snow.
On Thursday morning, light snow will start to fall and become heavier in the afternoon or evening, with the heaviest snow expected Thursday afternoon and night. This will ease up during the day on Friday. Strong easterly winds, gusting up to 60 km/h, will lead to reduced visibility in blowing snow.
While there is still some uncertainty in terms of the exact location of the heaviest snowfall and snowfall amounts, winter storm warnings or snowfall warnings are expected to be issued. The rapid accumulation of snow could create hazardous travel conditions, with sudden reductions in visibility due to heavy snow. Travel is expected to be particularly hazardous due to reduced visibility in certain areas, and surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery.