Snow squall warning in effect for parts of Kawartha Lakes and Simcoe County

Snow squall warnings are in effect for parts of Kawartha Lakes and Simcoe County.

Environment Canada issued the warnings late Monday (Jan. 6) and cover Fenelon Falls, Balsam Lake Park and Northern Kawartha Lakes, as well as Lagoon City and Orillia.

“Cold westerly winds over the relatively warm waters of Georgian Bay have resulted in the development of lake effect flurries and snow squalls. Snow squalls are expected to weaken later this evening before tapering off to a few flurries overnight,” reads the warning.

Snowfall accumulations of 5 to 10 cm are possible in some areas by Tuesday morning.

“Additionally, strong westerly winds at times gusting to 60 km/h may result in areas of blowing snow resulting in poor visibilities especially along the Georgian Bay shoreline,” the warnings read.

“Snow squalls cause weather conditions to vary considerably; changes from clear skies to heavy snow within just a few kilometres are common. Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility in some locations.”



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