Alerts for: Sarnia - Lambton
9:25 AM EST Saturday 13 February 2016
Snow squall warning in effect for:
- Watford - Pinery Park - Eastern Lambton County
Snow squalls continue to come in off of Lake Huron. Strong northwest winds and heavy snow at times will reduce visibilities to near zero.
The main snow squall is occurring from near Kettle Point to Glencoe with other snow squalls from Lambton Shores and Grand Bend to Strathroy. These heavy snow squalls should stay west of London until a little later today when winds shift slightly.
Total snowfall amounts in excess of 30 cm are likely in a few locales just to the southeast of Lake Huron by this evening. Although lesser overall amounts can be expected in Elgin county, local poor driving conditions may be expected there due to poor visibility and accumulating snow.
This is a dangerous situation especially because of very cold temperatures and wind chills in combination with the snow squalls.
Several roads remain closed to the east of Lake Huron. Drivers should pay extra heed or delay travel if necessary to avoid being stranded on heavily snow-covered roads in the extreme cold.
Snow squalls cause weather conditions to vary considerably; changes from clear skies to heavy snow within just a few kilometres are common. 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 in some locations. Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. 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. For information on emergency plans and kits go to http://www.getprepared.gc.ca/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet reports to #ONStorm.
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