SNOW SQUALL WARNINGS:
- Midland – Coldwater – Orr Lake
Snow squalls giving 10 to 15 cm snow per 12 hours to some areas today.
Westerly snow squalls off Georgian Bay will continue this afternoon and this evening.
Snow squalls cause weather conditions to vary considerably; changes from clear skies to heavy snow within just a few kilometres are common. 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. Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations.
- Barrie – Collingwood – Hillsdale
- Orillia – Lagoon City – Washago
Snow squalls are expected to develop. Under the snow squall bands, visibilities will be significantly reduced due to the heavy snow, and snow will quickly accumulate.
At 3:15 pm radar indicates a snow squall near Midland which is slowly moving southwards and may impact the Wasaga Beach area in the next few hours.
Travel may be hazardous due to sudden changes in the weather. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. 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.