North Bay – Powassan – Mattawa
8:55 AM EST Friday 27 February 2009
Blowing snow warning for
North Bay – Powassan – Mattawa & Port Loring continued
Extensive blowing snow today.
A low pressure system currently located east of Georgian Bay tracks north eastward this morning and into Québec this afternoon. Cold air will continue to flood into the regions from the north.
Additional snowfall amounts of 5 to 10 centimetres are expected along a line extending from Killarney to Kirkland Lake this morning and end later this morning.
Strong northerly winds gusting to 60 to 70 km/h will give extensive blowing snow. Bitterly cold temperatures combined with the snow and the wind will produce low visibilities. Wind chill values will be in the minus 30 to 35 range today.
Conditions will begin to improve near Lake Superior later this morning with the improvement spreading eastward to reach areas near the Québec border in the evening.