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Good morning Barrie! Snowy and brrr

Squall warning in effect and windchill -22
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A snow squall warning remains in effect for Barrie and most of Simcoe County. 

Flurries and local snow squalls today. Local blowing snow. Local amount 5 to 10 cm. Wind north 30 km/h gusting to 50. High minus 2.

Increasing cloudiness tomorrow morning for Remembrance Day. High zero.

Cloudy Sunday with 30 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High 6

Here are the details of the snow squall warning issued by Environment Canada:

5:31 AM EST Friday 10 November 2017

Snow squall warning in effect for:

  • Barrie - Collingwood - Hillsdale - Innisfil - Angus - New Tecumseth

Snow squalls are expected. Under the snow squall bands, visibilities will be significantly reduced due to the heavy snow combined with blowing snow, and snow will quickly accumulate.

Lake effect snow squalls are affecting regions southeast of Georgian Bay and are expected to persist into this afternoon.

The heaviest snow squalls are currently located near Collingwood extending inland towards Barrie and Newmarket. Winds will become more northerly this morning, shifting the heaviest snow squalls west of Barrie and Newmarket. Later this morning these snow squalls are expected to be located from near Meaford east towards Wasaga Beach and extending inland through Dufferin County. Local snowfall amounts of 10 to 15 cm are expected today under the heaviest snow squalls.

These are the first significant snow squalls of the season.

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. Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow. If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance. Road closures are possible.

Snow squall warnings are issued when bands of snow form that produce intense accumulating snow or near zero visibilities.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports using #ONStorm.


Sue Sgambati

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