Advertisement

Snow squall advisory issued for City of Kawartha Lakes, blowing snow for Peterborough

Snow squalls on Thursday are expected for the City of Kawartha Lakes.
Snow squalls on Thursday are expected for the City of Kawartha Lakes. AP Photo/The Herald-Palladium, Don Campbell

Environment Canada has issued a weather advisories for the City of Kawartha Lakes with snow squalls expected Thursday afternoon and blowing snow for Peterborough.

Issued around 9:35 a.m. Thursday, the weather advisory says snow squalls off Georgian Bay are expected to affect most of the municipality including Lindsay and Fenelon Falls. The squalls are expected to continue into Friday.

READ MORE: Toronto at risk for snow squalls, blowing snow Thursday

“While the snow squall warning criteria of 15 centimetres in 12 hours is not expected to be reached, there will be periods of suddenly reduced visibility in snow and blowing snow,” the advisory states. “Travel will be hazardous at times.”

Story continues below advertisement
On Thursday afternoon around 2:25 p.m., a blowing snow advisory was issued for Peterborough and Peterborough County. Westerly wind gusts up to 70 km/h are expected to reduce visibility thanks to the freshly fallen snow.
“Poor visibility in snow and blowing snow is expected or occurring in some locations,” the advisory states.
Winds are expected to slowly diminish tonight, Environment Canada stated.

Most of central Ontario was under a winter storm warning which started on Wednesday afternoon. The warning was lifted around 9 a.m. Thursday.

Click to play video: 'Multi-vehicle crash on Hwy. 400 amid snow squalls' Multi-vehicle crash on Hwy. 400 amid snow squalls
Multi-vehicle crash on Hwy. 400 amid snow squalls – Dec 20, 2019

Sponsored content