Snowfall Warning in Effect for Kenora – Whitedog – Lake of the Woods Region

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snowfall warning

Up to 15 cm of Snowfall Forecasted Overnight, Caution Advised

Warning Summary:

KENORA – WEATHER – A Snowfall Warning has been issued by the weather office for Kenora, Whitedog, and the Lake of the Woods Region. Residents and travellers in these areas should brace for significant snowfall expected to commence this evening and continue overnight.

Hazard Details:

  • Snowfall Accumulation: Near 15 cm.
  • Visibility: Reduced visibility is likely during heavy snowfall, which may suddenly worsen at times.

Timing:

  • Onset: Late this afternoon.
  • Peak: This evening through overnight.
  • Tapering Off: By Monday morning or afternoon, snow is expected to taper to periods of light snow or flurries.

Discussion:

Snow is forecasted to develop late this afternoon and intensify into heavy snowfall as the evening progresses, continuing through the night. By Monday, the snow is expected to ease into light snow or flurries.

Impact and Safety Precautions:

The heavy snowfall can significantly affect visibility, making driving and walking hazardous. The snow accumulation is likely to make highways, roads, walkways, and parking lots difficult to navigate.

Wardrobe Suggestions:

Ensure to dress warmly in layered clothing, waterproof boots, and other winter apparel to stay protected from the cold and snow.

Travel Advisory:

  • Adjust Driving Habits: Be prepared to adjust your driving to the changing road conditions. Slow down, keep a safe distance from other vehicles, and avoid unnecessary travel if possible.
  • Visibility Precautions: Utilize headlights to increase visibility and be extra cautious in areas where visibility may be significantly reduced.
  • Stay Updated: Keep an eye on updated weather forecasts and road conditions before planning any travel.
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