Approaching Low-Pressure system could bring freezing rain/snow on Derby Weekend

Mar 3, 2022 at 11:30

Environment Canada is warning that a strong low-pressure area from Colorado is forecast to approach Northeastern Ontario and bring significant amounts of snow and freezing rain this weekend.

Anglers for the ice fishing derby may enjoy good fishing as fishing while the barometer is dropping is usually good. However, this same dropping barometer and snow/freezing rain may make travelling difficult.

Environment Canada cautions, “Untreated surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Consider changing travel plans accordingly as hazardous winter travelling conditions are possible.”

Freezing Rain

  • Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay – Searchmont
  • Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island
  • Greater Sudbury And Vicinity
  • Temiskaming Shores – Temagami
  • Elliot Lake – Ranger Lake
  • Manitoulin – Blind River – Killarney
  • North Bay – West Nipissing

Freezing rain may persist for several hours Saturday evening before changing over to rain as milder air arrives on Sunday.

Winter Storm Warning

  • Wawa – White River – Pukaskwa
  • Agawa – Lake Superior Park
  • Timmins – Cochrane – Iroquois Falls
  • Chapleau – Gogama
  • Kirkland Lake – Englehart

Snow is expected to arrive Saturday. The snow may change to freezing rain or ice pellets for several hours Saturday night into Sunday before transitioning back to snow Sunday afternoon.

Brenda Stockton
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