Winter storm continues across the Prairies and northern Ontario


The winter storm continues to impact the Prairies and northern Ontario.


Prairies

Starting later this morning snow will taper off across Alberta. Another 5 to 10 cm of snow is expected before conditions clear.


In the east-central sections of the province, strong winds will continue today.


In northern Saskatchewan, another 10 to 25 cm of snow is expected by Wednesday morning. There are winter storm warnings in place.


Strong winds are expected across southern Saskatchewan. Gusts between 90 to 110 km/h are expected today. Gusts of up to 96 km/h were reported this morning in Swift Current and communities near the Alberta border.


Snowfall warnings are in effect across central Manitoba with snowfall amounts of 10 to 15 cm expected by the end of Wednesday.

 

Ontario

In Northwestern Ontario snowfall amounts up to 20 cm are possible. In addition, wind gusting up to 60 km/h will produce local blowing snow.


The snow will begin Tuesday morning then transition to either wet snow or rain in the afternoon. A brief period of freezing rain may occur during this transition. Snowfall amounts up to 10 cm are possible from Red Lake east to Armstrong.


Snow will move further northeast on Wednesday with 10 to 15 cm of accumulation expected for most of far northern Ontario. In addition, wind gusting up ot 60 km/h will produce local blowing snow.


Snow will transition to freezing rain Wednesday morning for portions of northeastern Ontario and the Ottawa River Valley.


Lake effect snow is expected along the northeastern shore of Lake Superior north of Sault Ste Marie.


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