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Snow Squall Watch issued For Southern Kawartha Lakes And Peterborough

KAWARTHA LAKES-Environment Canada has issued a snow squall watch for Southern Kawartha Lakes and Peterborough.

Snow squall watch in effect for:

  • Apsley – Woodview – Northern Peterborough County
  • Lindsay – Southern Kawartha Lakes
  • Peterborough City – Lakefield – Southern Peterborough County

Snow squalls are possible this afternoon through tonight.

Snow squalls are forecast to develop today and are expected to move over portions of the area later this afternoon and continue through tonight.

Local snowfall accumulations of 10 to 15 cm will be possible by early Sunday morning.

The heavy snow will combine with strong northwesterly winds resulting in reduced visibilities in heavy snow and blowing snow at times.

Travel will likely become difficult and motorists are advised to exercise caution.

These snow squalls are forecast to weaken by early Sunday morning.

For road conditions and other travel information from the Ministry of Transportation, visit https://www.ontario.ca/511, or call 5-1-1.

Snow squalls cause weather conditions to vary considerably; changes from clear skies to heavy snow within just a few kilometres are common. 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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Pamela Vanmeerhttps://www.kawartha411.ca/
Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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