Via Environment Canada:
9:57 AM EST Saturday 28 January 2017
Snow squall watch in effect for:
- Barrie – Collingwood – Hillsdale
- Midland – Coldwater – Orr Lake
- Orillia – Lagoon City – Washago
Brief, intense snowfall is expected to develop. Under the snow squall, visibilities will be significantly reduced due to the heavy snow combined with blowing snow.
A cold front will pass over the area late this afternoon and early this evening. As this front passes a brief period of heavy snow and localized blowing snow is expected.
Snowfall amounts near 5 cm are possible by late this evening. This snow is expected to fall in a short period of time late this afternoon or early this evening.
The potential for snow squall development over Lake Huron and Georgian Bay will continue through the weekend.
Travel may be hazardous due to sudden changes in the weather. Visibility may be significantly and suddenly reduced to near zero.
Snow squall watches are issued when conditions are favourable for the formation of bands of snow that could produce intense accumulating snow or near zero visibilities.
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