Snowsquall Warning for Barrie – Orillia – Midland

A report issued on TheWeatherNetwork.com

LOCAL SNOW SQUALLS TODAY AND TONIGHT. THIS IS A WARNING THAT SNOWSQUALLS ARE OCCURRING IN THESE REGIONS. MONITOR WEATHER CONDITIONS..LISTEN FOR UPDATED STATEMENTS.

AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE IN COMBINATION WITH A SURFACE TROUGH WILL SWING ACROSS THE LOWER GREAT LAKES TODAY. THIS DISTURBANCE IS GENERATING SUFFICIENT LOW LEVEL LIFT AND INCREASING WINDS TO CREATE ORGANIZED FLURRIES AND SNOW SQUALLS TO THE LEE OF NORTHERN LAKE HURON AND GEORGIAN BAY.

THE MOST INTENSE SNOW SQUALL HAS BEEN AFFECTING THE PARRY SOUND AREA EARLY THIS MORNING AND GAVE A QUICK 19 CENTIMETRES OF SNOW. WINDS WILL OSCILLATE BETWEEN A NORTHWEST AND WESTERLY DIRECTION ALLOWING ANY SNOW SQUALLS TO SLOWLY SHIFT FROM ONE REGION TO ANOTHER.

THE PARRY SOUND SQUALL IS NOW MOVING AND THE SHIFTING WINDS SHOULD CARRY IT SOUTH ACROSS THE BRUCE PENINSULA AND THEN SOUTHEASTWARDS INTO THE BARRIE – ORILLIA – MIDLAND REGION THIS MORNING. IT SHOULD LINGER THERE THIS AFTERNOON BEFORE WEAKENING AND RETREATING NORTH AGAIN TOWARDS EVENING.

SNOWFALL AMOUNTS AT ANY ONE LOCALE MAY BE SOMEWHAT LIMITED DUE TO THE SHIFTING BANDS. HOWEVER..SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF 15 TO 20 CENTIMETRES ARE LIKELY TODAY IN A FEW LOCALES.

VISIBILITY WILL BE PARTICULARLY POOR IN THE HEART OF THE SNOW SQUALL WHERE SNOWFALL RATES OF 5 CENTIMETRES OR MORE PER HOUR ARE POSSIBLE AND WINDS MAY CAUSE BLOWING AND DRIFTING. TRAVELLERS SHOULD USE EXTREME CAUTION IN THE WARNED REGIONS TODAY INTO TONIGHT.

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