Wawa: Winter Weather Advisory: Travel Caution Urged from Tonight Through Tuesday

Winter Weather Update

WAWA – WEATHER ALERT – A winter weather travel advisory is in effect starting tonight and extending into Tuesday, bringing challenging conditions for residents and travelers alike.

Travel along Highway 17 along the North Shore of Lake Superior will be impacted.

Today’s Weather Overview

Current Conditions

A significant weather system is upon us, promising to deliver a hefty dose of winter’s might. Locally heavy snowfall is expected, with forecasts predicting total accumulations ranging from 10 to 20 cm.

This could lead to reduced visibility, particularly during periods of intense snowfall, adding an extra layer of challenge to nighttime and early morning travel.

Expected Conditions

The main event, a barrage of heavy snow, is due to a low pressure system sweeping through the area. This substantial snowfall is expected to persist for several hours, primarily affecting visibility and road conditions throughout tonight and into Tuesday. The snow is anticipated to taper off from west to east by Tuesday afternoon, although scattered flurries with minor additional accumulations could follow.

Given these conditions, travel could become perilous due to sudden weather shifts. Highways, roads, walkways, and parking lots may quickly become difficult to navigate as the snow accumulates. Moreover, visibility might be drastically reduced without warning, particularly during heavier snowfall periods.

Wardrobe Recommendations

In light of the expected conditions, it’s advised to dress warmly and opt for layers that can be adjusted easily as needed. Waterproof and insulated footwear is a must to navigate snowy and potentially slippery surfaces safely.

Weather Trivia

Did you know that the largest recorded snowflake was 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick? This giant snowflake fell in Montana, USA, back in 1887, according to the Guinness World Records.

Stay Safe: If you must travel, take extra precautions. For updates on road conditions and more travel-related information, visit the Ministry of Transportation at ontario.ca/511, follow their Twitter @511Ontario, or dial 5-1-1 directly.

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