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Snow Squall Watch Issued For Kawartha Lakes

KAWARTHA LAKES-Environment Canada has issued a Snow Squall Watch for Kawartha Lakes.

Officials say the first significant snow squalls of the season could come tonight with locally heavy snowfall with total accumulations of 10 to 15 cm. Intense snowfall rates of up to 5 cm per hour at times bringing very poor visibility at times in heavy snow and blowing snow tonight until Tuesday morning.

Lake effect flurries and snow squalls are expected to develop off Georgian Bay as the day progresses. A particulary intense band with snowfall rates of up to 5 cm per hour may affect the area later tonight into early Tuesday morning. Strong westerly winds followed by northwesterly winds will accompany these snow squalls resulting in significantly reduced visibility at times in heavy snow and blowing snow.

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. Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve.

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