KAWARTHA LAKES-Environment Canada has issued a Snow Squall Watch for Kawartha Lakes.
Snow squall watch in effect for:
- Fenelon Falls – Balsam Lake Park – Northern Kawartha Lakes
- Lindsay – Southern Kawartha Lakes
Snow squalls are possible this evening through Monday morning with total snowfall amounts of 15 to 25 cm by Monday morning. Reduced visibility due to heavy snow and blowing snow
this evening through Monday morning.
Lake effect flurries and local snow squalls are forecast to develop this evening. These flurries and snow squalls are expected to continue into Monday morning. A total snowfall amount of 15 to 25 cm is possible, with the highest amounts expected in an area extending from Port Bolster southeast to Springville and north to Kirkfield.
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 suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. Public Safety Canada encourages everyone to make an emergency plan and get an emergency kit with drinking water, food, medicine, a first-aid kit and a flashlight.