Our first real taste of winter is here
We're being forced to get out the winter woolies and snow removal gear a little earlier than usual this year with significant snow in the forecast for the next 24 hours.
Many of us received at least a few cm overnight that will have to be brushed from the car but we've got plenty more where that came from.
Environment Canada has issued a SNOW SQUALL WARNING for all of Grey County as well as Southern Bruce while the Peninsula is under a WEATHER ADVISORY meaning slightly less snow on the way for the more northern regions.
Snow squall warning in effect for:
- Hanover - Dundalk - Southern Grey County
- Owen Sound - Blue Mountains - Northern Grey County
Snow Squalls today through Friday.
Snow squalls are forecast to develop off Georgian Bay this morning and then continue through Friday afternoon. The most intense bands are likely tonight with conditions slowly improving through the day Friday. Strong winds may accompany these bands resulting in blowing snow at times.
Local snowfall accumulations of 20 to 30 cm will be possible under the most intense bands by Friday morning.
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.
Weather advisory in effect for:
- Bruce Peninsula - Sauble Beach - Tobermory
Winter Weather Travel Advisory for today through Friday.
Flurries and local snow squalls are expected to develop off Georgian Bay and Lake Huron this morning. These flurries and snow squalls are then expected to continue intermittently through Friday afternoon. While the heaviest snow squalls are expected to remain south and east of the Bruce Peninsula, portions of the Peninsula can expect locally heavy snow and reduced visibilities at times making travel difficult. Motorists are advised to watch for quickly changing weather conditions and adjust their driving accordingly.
Locally heavy snowfall accumulations of 5 to 15 cm will be possible.
If the snow squalls look to be more intense or persistent than currently forecast, a Snow Squall Warning may be required for the area.