Environment Canada had issued
numerous warning for southern Ontario including wind chill warnings,
snow squall warnings and a blizzard warning. To me, this sounded
like a perfect night for a drive to the countryside. The conditions
were perfect for lake effect snow squalls. When cold, dry air
passes over a relatively warm body of water (Like the Great Lakes),
the air picks up moisture and can dump it onto the surrounding
land as snow. Tonight, there was one, perfect band of snow coming
off the Georgian Bay region of Lake Huron and it was pummeling
an area between Midland and Wasaga Beach. Part of highway 92 was
totally closed due to the conditions but we pressed on anyway
and experienced some of the worst visibility I've ever seen. At
times the heavy, blowing snow was so thick that I couldn't even
see the end of the hood of my truck.
Heavy lake effect snow.
Mark looking around at Balm
Road Closed due to white-out
conditions up the road.