Snow Squall Watch In Effect Tuesday November 17th 2020

The forecast is warning of a few flurries and gusting winds up to 60 km/h Today but Environment Canada suggests that the snowfall could be more significant than expected and the winds could make that a problem.

They have issued a Snow Squall Watch which reads:

Lake effect snow today through early Wednesday morning; poor visibility and locally 10 to 20 cm of snow expected.

Hazards:
Whiteout conditions in heavy and blowing snow
Snowfall amounts of 10 to 20 cm locally

Timing:
Heavy flurries will start later this morning and last through tonight. The worst snow squall conditions are expected later this afternoon and this evening.

Impacts:
Motorists should be prepared for hazardous winter driving conditions.Snow squalls cause weather conditions to vary considerably; changes from clear skies to heavy snow within just a few kilometres are common. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve.

If you do run in to heavy blowing snow on the roadways it is safest to get off of the roads and wait it out.

Information and Image from Environment Canada.

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