Heavy snow and localized snowstorms can significantly reduce visibility and cause sudden whiteouts, according to Environment Canada
During squall warning:
- Searchmont – Montreal River Harbor – Bachawana Bay
Squall snow is expected. In the subsquall belt, heavy snowfall and blizzards significantly reduce visibility, and snow accumulates faster.
Local snowfall 15-25 cm.
Visibility is greatly reduced in heavy snow and localized snowstorms. Sudden whiteout is also possible.
It started early this morning and continues through Thursday morning.
A snow squall affected the area early this morning and is expected to continue through Thursday morning.
A squall changes the weather conditions drastically. The change from clear skies to heavy snowfall is common within just a few kilometers. In heavy snow and blizzards, visibility can suddenly drop to near zero. If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance. Be prepared to adjust your driving to changing road conditions.
Please continue to monitor the warnings and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, email [email protected] or tweet your report using #ONStorm.