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Snow squall watch issued for Barrie and area

Snow squalls are expected to develop Thursday morning. Under the snow squall bands, visibilities will be significantly reduced due to the heavy snow, and snow will quickly accumulate
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WEATHER ALERT
ENVIRONMENT CANADA
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Snow squall watch in effect for:
  • 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.

Conditions are favourable for lake effect snow squalls from Lake Huron and Georgian Bay beginning Thursday morning.

Local snowfall amounts near 15 cm are possible in the heaviest snow squalls on Thursday.

Snow squalls will weaken by early Thursday evening.

Travel may be hazardous due to sudden changes in the weather. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

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.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.cpio-tempetes-ospc-storms.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

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