Weather System Tracking Northeast Will Bring Snow

Weather system tracking toward Northeastern Ontario is impacting travel.
Weather system tracking toward Northeastern Ontario is impacting travel.

Weather system tracking toward Northeastern Ontario is impacting travel.
Weather system tracking toward Northeastern Ontario is impacting travel.

THUNDER BAY – Weather – Travel in the region will be weather impacted by snow. Environment Canada reports, “A low pressure centre over Eastern Lake Superior is projected to track into Northeastern Ontario today. Rain falling over regions to the north of Lake Superior is expected to change over to snow this morning. Snowfall accumulations will be inhibited by the relatively mild ground initially but heavier snow beginning late this morning should create a blanket of 10 to 15 centimetres by evening with another 2 to 4 cm possible tonight”.

A weather advisory has been issued for Manitouwadge, Hornepayne, Geraldton and Longlac.

For Northwestern Ontario, Wasaya Airways reports “We would like to advise all our passengers travelling today of possible delays, misconnects, and cancellations due to poor weather forecasted for Northwestern Ontario. If you have any questions regarding your travel today, please direct them to your Northern community agent or you can contact our Reservations department at 1-877-492-7292”.

Environment Canada states, “Travellers should be aware of deteriorating weather conditions due to wet snow which will begin to accumulate on road surfaces this morning. Visibilities may be reduced on due to heavier falling snow as well”.

There is snow in the forecast for other parts of the region, Dryden is expected to have snow showers today with a high of 2c. The forecast into the evening is for snow flurries. For Kenora, today will see periods of snow and rain showers. Local snowfall amount 2 cm. Wind becoming north 20 km/h this morning. High plus 3.

Further north, Fort Severn is calling for mainly cloudy conditions today. There is a thirty percent chance of flurries this morning and then a thirty percent chance of rain showers this afternoon. High plus 4c.

Red Lake is calling for periods of snow ending this afternoon then cloudy with 60 percent chance of wet flurries. Local amounts of snow two cm. Wind becoming northeast 20 km/h this morning. High plus 2.

Weather Updates: NetNewsLedger Weather; NetNewsLedger Flight Tracking

Ready for Winter Driving Conditions?

Winter driving conditions early in the season always seem to increase the number of accidents. Getting your car and you ready for winter can not only save lives, it can make your drive more comfortable.

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation offers some basic tips to help. 

Remember to be Road-Ready and Weather-Wise

  • Make sure your vehicle is winter ready. Keep a winter survival kit in your vehicle.
  • Listen to the radio for road and weather updates and check conditions before leaving by calling 511.
  • Plan extra time to get to your destination and consider delaying your trip in bad weather.
  • Notify a friend or family member of your destination and anticipated arrival time.
  • Watch for the flashing lights of winter maintenance vehicles.
  • When approaching winter maintenance vehicles from behind, slow down, stay back and be patient. DO NOT PASS around or between them.
  • Move over for emergency vehicles.
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