White River: Highway 17 Winter Storm Warning: Intense Snowfall to Persist Through Tonight

Winter Storm Warning

WHITE RIVER – WEATHER – A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for White River and will impact travel along Highway 17 on the north shore of Lake Superior.

The winter weather warning remains in effect as the region braces for continued snowfall extending into the night. This latest update warns of considerable snow accumulations and reduced visibility, challenging travel and outdoor conditions.

Today’s Weather Overview

Current Conditions:

The area is currently experiencing heavy snowfall, contributing to an additional snow accumulation of 10 to 20 cm expected through tonight. The heavy snowfall is drastically reducing visibility, making travel hazardous.

Expected Conditions:

The snow is forecasted to persist today through tonight due to a trough moving through the region this evening. This weather system will generate a localized band of heavy snow, which is anticipated to shift south of the area late overnight. Snowfall is expected to taper to flurries by early Wednesday morning, gradually improving conditions. However, the aftermath of the snowfall will still impact morning activities.

Wardrobe Recommendations:

Given the forecasted heavy snowfall and cold temperatures, it is advised to wear warm, layered clothing. Waterproof outerwear, insulated boots with good grip, gloves, and a hat are essential to keep warm and maintain mobility in snowy conditions. Visibility aids such as reflective items or lights are also recommended for those needing to travel during periods of reduced visibility.

Weather Trivia:

Did you know that the heaviest snowfall in a 24-hour period recorded in Canada was 145 cm in Tahtsa Lake, British Columbia, on February 11, 1999? This remarkable event highlights the extreme weather conditions that can impact regions across Canada, emphasizing the importance of being prepared for significant snowfall events.

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