Summary of current weather warnings: be vigilant with these particularly challenging road conditions and respect your limits!
Quebec – Cap-Chat to Gaspé:
Snowfall resulting in a total accumulation of 20 to 30 centimeters is expected until this morning. This will be accompanied by strong winds and blowing snow. Subsequently, localized snow showers with blowing snow will persist along the northern coast of Gaspésie today and Thursday.
Road conditions remain difficult from Trois-Pistoles to Cap-Chat today, with additional snow showers and blowing snow.
401 near Belleville: Snow squalls are expected from this morning until this evening. Accumulations of nearly 15 cm of snow in some areas. Visibility greatly reduced under heavy snow and in blowing snow.
17 Between North Bay – Sudbury – Sault Ste. Marie: The multi-day snow squall event continues and will calm down by late afternoon. An additional accumulation of 10 to 15 cm. Visibility greatly reduced due to heavy snow and blowing snow.
Western Canada and the U.S.:
South and west of Calgary, and south of the border including Spokane, WA: Heavy snow will persist; a total accumulation of 15 to 35 cm is expected. Snow will continue to fall throughout the day today and will gradually weaken early Thursday morning. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.
The Trans-Canada Highway – from Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass, Coquihalla Highway – from Hope to Kamloops, Okanagan Connector – from Merritt to Kelowna : Snowfall resulting in a total accumulation of 15 to 25 cm will persist until this evening.
Vancouver – Whistler, Sunshine Coast, Malahat Drive – from Goldstream to Mill Bay, and south of the border (Seattle, WA): Snow accumulation: about 10 to 20 cm of snow on the mainland and south of the Sunshine Coast and 10 cm on the Vancouver Island side and north of the Sunshine Coast until this afternoon. Additionally, there is a risk of freezing rain tonight and overnight in the southern areas near the U.S. border.
North-east Maine :
Snow blowing across the roads in open areas will create localized areas of very low visibility at times in eastern Aroostook County and northern Penobscot County.
Watertown region, NY :
Heavy lake effect snow until 7 pm Thursday. Additional snow accumulations of 2 to 3 feet in the most persistent lake snows, with the greatest amounts centered on Tug Hill. Storm totals could locally exceed 4 feet. The lake band will shift north into the Watertown area this morning, before settling back south of Watertown tonight and Thursday. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph will result in blowing and drifting snow, with near white-out conditions at times, especially this afternoon and evening. Travel could be very difficult to impossible. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility.
From Pine Bluffs WY i80 to Salt Lake UT :
Aeras of blowing and drifting snow until 11 am Thursday.