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Near Blizzard Like Conditions Possible

Posted: 2019-02-24 11:36:28 By: hbr

A snow squall warning is in effect for:

  • Bracebridge - Gravenhurst
  • Huntsville - Baysville
  • Burks Falls - South River
  • Town of Parry Sound - Rosseau - Killbear Park

Environment Canada has ended the Freezing Rain Warning, but is warning of hazardous snow squalls with near blizzard conditions developing this afternoon.

Temperatures will plummet through the day behind a strong cold front. Snow squalls will develop this afternoon and combine with very strong westerly winds with gusts of 90 to 110 km/h to produce near zero visibility at times.

The snowfall amounts will be highly variable, with 5 to 15 cm possible by Monday.

The most hazardous conditions are expected late this afternoon and tonight, but will ease through Monday as winds weaken.

Road closures are possible. 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.