More Snow Squalls And Strong Winds Today, 15 cm Per 12 Hours

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Shannon Durnan Near zero visibility between Gravenhurst and Bracebridge. Snow squalls and blowing snow causing sudden whiteout conditions

Snow squall warning in effect for:

  • Bracebridge – Gravenhurst
  • Port Carling – Port Severn

Snow squalls and strong winds today.

An intense snow squall is coming onshore from near Midland extending inland towards Gravenhurst. This snow squall continues to shift southward and will reach areas near Elmvale to Orillia just after noon today.

Strong westerly winds gusting up to 80 km/h are also occurring today. These strong winds are generating near zero visibilities in blowing snow.

Local snowfall amounts near 15 cm per 12 hours are possible in the strongest snow squalls.

The westerly winds will become northwesterly this evening, shifting the snow squalls to the southeast of Georgian Bay.

Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow. Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility. If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance. Road closures are possible.


Snow squall warning ended for:

  • Huntsville – Baysville
  • Town of Parry Sound – Rosseau – Killbear Park


Blowing snow advisory in effect for:

  • Huntsville – Baysville
  • Town of Parry Sound – Rosseau – Killbear Park

Poor visibility in snow and blowing snow is expected or occurring in some locations.

Strong winds gusting up to 70 km/h and flurries will lead to visibilities reduced to near zero in blowing snow today. The wind will begin to ease this afternoon into tonight leading to improved conditions.

Motorists should be prepared to change travel plans accordingly.

Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility in some locations. If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance.

Blowing snow advisories are issued when winds are expected to create blowing snow giving poor visibility to 800 metres or less for at least 3 hours.

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