Snow squall warning in effect for:
- Bracebridge – Gravenhurst
- Port Carling – Port Severn
Snow squalls are occurring. Under the snow squall bands, visibilities will be significantly reduced due to the heavy snow combined with blowing snow, and snow will quickly accumulate.
The most intense squall is currently coming on shore from near Elmvale to Midland, then extending inland towards Oro Station to Orillia. Total snowfall amounts in the range of 15 to 30 cm are possible.
This squall is expected to shift slightly northward to affect regions from near Honey Harbour to south of Gravenhurst this afternoon. The highest amounts are currently expected in the Midland to Orillia area where the snow squall is likely to remain fairly stationary today.
In addition, the strong westerly winds are also producing areas of blowing snow giving further reduced visibilities.
Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop. Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Road closures are possible.
Snow squall warnings are issued when bands of snow form that produce intense accumulating snow or near zero visibilities.
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.