Winter Weather Grips Thunder Bay

Weather outlook for Northwestern Ontario and Thunder Bay is for more snow, with cold temperatures remaining.
Weather outlook for Northwestern Ontario and Thunder Bay is for more snow, with cold temperatures remaining.

Weather outlook for Northwestern Ontario and Thunder Bay is for more snow, with cold temperatures remaining.
Weather outlook for Northwestern Ontario and Thunder Bay is for more snow, with cold temperatures remaining.

Winter Storm Warning for Thunder Bay

THUNDER BAY – Thunder Bay is under a Snowfall Warning. Environment Canada states, “An Alberta clipper is expected to track across the Great Lakes today into Saturday. This low pressure system will bring an end to the bitterly cold temperatures which have been occurring. Current information suggests 15 cm of snow is likely for regions along the Trans Canada highway by tonight and across the regions near Lake Superior tonight into Saturday.

Thunder Bay is expected to see snow start this morning with amounts of up to ten centimetres during the day. Tonight an additional amount of up to ten centimetres is expected.

By Saturday the snow will taper off with amounts as much as two centimetres of additional snow expected.

The temperature today is expected to rise to what will feel like a balmy -9c.

Evening temperatures through the weekend and into Monday will stay near -30c. A bitterly cold Arctic ridge of high pressure has established itself across Northern Ontario. However, the winds have become light and the wind chill warning has ended.

Impact on Travel

Winter storms are impacting Thunder Bay, Eastern Canada, and the eastern seaboard of the United States.
Winter storms are impacting Thunder Bay, Eastern Canada, and the eastern seaboard of the United States.

Winter storm conditions across Eastern Canada and the United States are going to impact air travellers. If you are flying today, it is suggested to check with your airline to see if your flight is on time. Air Canada and Westjet have travel advisories listed on their websites.

Northern Ontario Travel Advisory – JAN 4, 2014

Wasaya Airways would like to advise all our passengers travelling today of possible delays, misconnects, and cancellations due to poor weather forecasted for Northwestern Ontario early this afternoon. 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.

Bearskin Airlines, and Thunder Airlines have not provided updates yet today.

Visit Flight Tracking on NetNewsLedger for the latest information on Thunder Bay International Airport Arrivals and departures.

Airports Impacted:

Boston, Logan Int’l , Massachusetts (BOS)
Chicago, O’Hare Int’l, Illinois (ORD)
New York, LaGuardia, New York (LGA)
New York, Newark, New Jersey (EWR)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PHL)
New York, John F Kennedy Int’l, New York (JFK)
Washington, R.Reagan National, Washington, DC (DCA)
Baltimore, International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Maryland (BWI)