Snow Squalls Possible Off Georgian Bay Continuing Through Thursday

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Snow squall watch in effect for:

  • Bracebridge – Gravenhurst
  • Port Carling – Port Severn

Winds are expected to shift to a more westerly direction this afternoon moving the snow squalls southward as a result. The snow squall activity should begin affecting the Bracebridge, Gravenhurst and Midland areas late this afternoon and the Orillia area this evening.

Snowfall amounts in the range of 15 to 30 cm are possible, particularly in areas where the squalls become stationary. Areas of blowing snow giving reduced visibilities and blizzard-like conditions are likely as well.

Travel may be hazardous due to sudden changes in the weather. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Public Safety Canada encourages everyone to make an emergency plan and get an emergency kit with drinking water, food, medicine, a first-aid kit and a flashlight.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

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