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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Significant Snowfall Blankets Region

Regional | by Craig Power  

Heavy snow flurries, blowing snow and snow squalls continue to blanket the Lake Huron Shoreline and Southern Georgian Bay areas and it doesn't look like it's going to stop any time soon.

Photo by Craig Power, © 2018 
 
The snow continues to fall throughout the region and according to Environment Canada, it's been pretty significant.
 
Heavy snow flurries, blowing snow and snow squalls continue to blanket the Lake Huron Shoreline and Southern Georgian Bay areas and it doesn't look like it's going to stop any time soon.
 
Geoff Coulson, Senior Weather Preparedness Meteorologist, tells us (Bayshore Broadcasting News) a record was actually set in December for snowfall amounts in the region.
 
"Looking back at the numbers of December (2017) they certainly show that the area received 149.3 cms of snow, and average snowfall for December is 108.9cms," says Coulson.
 
The very cold Arctic air mass currently blanketing most of Ontario is still combining with open water on Lake Huron and Georgian Bay creating the significant snowfall we're seeing at the present time.
 
Coulson notes that what we're experiencing today should taper off tonight, however, colder air is expected to come down and the winds expected to shift which could bring with it even more of that lake effect snow to the area.
 
So keep those shovels and snowblowers close by. You'll need them.
 
 

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