Winter Weather Impacting Northwestern Ontario

Winter will hit Northern Ontario as a front coming through from Colorado is due over the region on Sunday November 17 2013
Winter will hit Northern Ontario as a front coming through from Colorado is due over the region on Sunday November 17 2013

Winter will hit Northern Ontario as a front coming through from Colorado is due over the region on Sunday November 17 2013
Winter will hit Northern Ontario as a front coming through from Colorado is due over the region on Sunday November 17 2013

Winter Weather Tracking to Northern Ontario

THUNDER BAY – WEATHER –  Winter weather will hit much of Northwestern Ontario on Sunday. Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for much of the region. 

A low pressure system from Colorado is expected to track towards the Great Lakes today then rapidly intensify as it heads towards Lake Superior later on Sunday. The weather system should eventually move into Quebec late in the day on Monday.

Over most of Northeastern Ontario, current indications suggest that a few rounds of rain are likely tonight and Sunday then lasting into Sunday night along with well above normal temperatures. The rainfall could be heavy at times giving amounts of 25 to 50 mm. Rainfall warnings have been issued for the Sault Ste Marie to Sudbury corridor where 50 mm of rain is most likely.

Temperatures will rapidly fall early Monday as strong and gusty winds with much colder air move into the region with rain changing to snow. However, snowfall accumulations are not expected to be significant.

Farther to the west, in a swath of regions from north of Lake Superior to the Kenora area, temperatures will likely be cold enough that a significant snowfall is possible later Sunday into Monday.

Snowfall amounts will be highly variable and range from 2 to 15 cm.

A snowfall warning has been issued for the Sioux Lookout to Armstrong area where 15 cm of snow is likely.

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Special weather statement issued

  • City of Thunder Bay
  • Kenora – Nestor Falls
  • Dryden – Ignace
  • Superior West
  • Red Lake – Ear Falls
  • Sioux Lookout – Savant Lake
  • Lake Nipigon – Wabakimi
  • Geraldton – Manitouwadge – Hornepayne
  • Nipigon – Marathon – Superior North
  • Wawa – White River – Pukaskwa
  • Sault Ste. Marie – Superior East
  • Kapuskasing – Hearst
  • Timmins – Cochrane
  • Greater Sudbury and vicinity
  • Chapleau – Gogama
  • Kirkland Lake – New Liskeard – Temagami
  • Elliot Lake – Ranger Lake
  • Manitoulin – Blind River – Killarney
  • North Bay – West Nipissing.

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North Eastern Ontario

The forecast for the areas of Northeastern Ontario are calling for rain.

Environment Canada says, “Rain at times heavy in advance of an approaching low pressure system will begin early this evening over the eastern shore of Lake Superior and spread toward Sudbury later this evening. Total rainfall amounts of 50 mm or more are expected during this event. Embedded thunderstorms are possible and could give locally higher amounts. Heavy rain is expected to taper off to a few showers or flurries Sunday night as the low tracks toward Quebec”.

A low pressure system currently located over Colorado is forecast to intensify as it approaches the Great Lakes region on Sunday. This system is expected to bring significant snowfall to parts of Northwestern Ontario and significant rainfall to parts of Northeastern Ontario. The weather system should move into Quebec late in the day on Monday.

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