Alerts for: Geraldton - Manitouwadge - Hornepayne
11:17 AM EST Wednesday 28 January 2015
Special weather statement in effect for:
- Geraldton - Longlac - Caramat
- Manitouwadge - Hornepayne
- Nakina - Aroland - Pagwa
Significant snowfall today and tonight.
A low pressure area approaching from the Northern Plains States is bringing a growing area of snow across Northwestern Ontario. Total snowfall amounts will range from 5 to 10 centimetres near the Trans Canada highway from Dryden to the Lakehead at Thunder Bay, with 10 to 15 centimetres expected in a swath of regions from Red Lake across Sioux Lookout to the Geraldton and Hornepayne areas north of superior.
Driving conditions will deteriorate shortly after the snow arrives. Motorists should be prepared for low visibility in snow and allow extra time to reach their destination.
Snowfall warnings are in effect for regions close to the north shore of Lake Superior where total snowfall amounts of 15 to 20 cm are expected.
The snow will end by Thursday morning as the low pressure area moves into Northeastern Ontario.
Environment Canada is closely monitoring this situation. Snowfall warnings may be issued should the approaching low pressure area become a bit stronger than currently expected.
Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at www.weatheroffice.gc.ca.
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