Weather alerts due to snow storms continue for the third day in the northeast of the country
Lake effect snow weather advisories continue to be issued in northeastern Ontario for the third day in a row and some have been extended until Thursday.
Snowstorm warnings and winter weather travel advisories are in effect Wednesday for communities near the Great Lakes and Lake Nipissing.
Environment Canada Weather Alert Map January 17.24 (Red – Snow Storm Warning, Gray – Winter Weather Travel Warning)
Heavy, falling snow will create more hazardous travel conditions.
“Be prepared for rapidly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. If visibility decreases while driving, slow down, pay attention to the tail lights ahead and prepare to stop,” the weather advisory said.
North Sault Ste. Marie, Environment Canada said snow storms began returning early Wednesday morning and will continue until Thursday morning.
He added: “It is expected that snow storms will move into the region early this morning and will be mainly present among them Batchawanna Bay and Montreal River Harbor. Wednesday’s blizzard warning said snow storms will drift south into Searchmont later this evening.
“Local snow accumulations range from 20 to 40 cm.”
Rapid deterioration of road conditions may lead to road closures.
“Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve,” Environment Canada said.
Winter weather travel advisories are in effect along the north shore of Lake Huron for communities Blind River and Thessalon On Highway 17 east of Sault Ste. Marie.
“Additional localized snowfall accumulation of 5cm is possible,” the weather alert said.
“The lake effect snow will diminish to flurries later this morning.”
Another blizzard warning is in effect for the island, with 20-30 cm of snow expected to fall by Thursday morning.
A blizzard warning is in effect and Environment Canada is forecasting an additional 10 to 15 cm of snow by late Wednesday afternoon.
“Snowstorms will continue to impact parts of the area this morning and will move southward out of the area late this afternoon,” the weather alert said Wednesday.
Communities east of Georgian Bay are also under weather warnings for a third day due to severe snow storms.
Snow storms are expected to move south and out of the area on Wednesday evening.
In the Bayfield Bay and Denchurch Snowfall is expected to range between 10 to 15 cm in areas, with snow likely falling at a rate of 2 to 4 cm/hour.
Further south in Parry Sound area And east to HuntsvilleEnvironment Canada said a total of 20 to 40 centimeters of snow is expected by early Thursday morning, with snowfall rates likely to reach more than five centimeters per hour.
The system will not move out of the Parry Sound/Rosseau/Killbear Park area until Thursday morning as it continues to move south.
Heavier amounts of snow are expected in the Port Carling and Port Severn areas and east to Bracebridge and Gravenhurst, where between 25 and 50 cm of snow is expected by Thursday morning, as a winter weather travel warning is in effect.
Snow storms are expected to begin in these communities at noon after winds gust Wednesday morning.
In the Midland/Coldwater/Orr Lake Snowfall is expected to range between 15 to 20 cm during Thursday, with snow storms starting later Wednesday afternoon as well.
French River – West Nipissing
Snow storm warnings are in effect for West of Nipissing and the French River Areas where snowfall is expected to reach between 10 to 15 cm on Wednesday.
“Snowstorms will continue to impact parts of the area this morning and will move southward out of the area late this afternoon,” the weather alert said.
Winter weather travel advisories are in effect North Bay, Powassan and Mattawa Wednesday also due to lake effect snow.
Snow will continue to fall throughout the morning and is expected to taper off late Wednesday afternoon as the weather system moves south.
More snow of five to 10 cm is expected on January 17.
Heavy and falling snow will affect visibility in this area.