Winter Returns to Snow for Thunder Bay District
THUNDER BAY – Weather – Snow, and blowing snow for the next 24 to 36 hours. Environment Canada has continued the special weather statement for Thunder Bay, Nipigon, Marathon, and to the west of the City of Thunder Bay including Kakabeka Falls, and Murillo.
10 to 15 cm of snow expected today and tonight
An Alberta clipper will track into Minnesota this morning and then continue southeastward to Lake Huron by Friday morning. Snow associated with this system will spread over Western Lake Superior early this morning.
Though Lake Superior is mostly ice covered, added moisture from the lake is expected to boost total snowfall amounts slightly along the northwestern and northern shores into the 10 to 15 cm range. In addition, local blowing snow will be possible with gusty easterly winds. A snowfall warning (issued when 15 cm falls within 12 hours) is not expected, however conditions will be monitored closely.
The snow is expected to taper off Friday morning.
Travellers are urged to exercise caution as heavy snow and blowing snow could result in sudden reductions to visibility.
Far North into Deep Freeze
It is clear and very cold in the far north of Ontario. Extreme wind chill advisories are in effect for Fort Severn and across the James Bay coast.
Extreme wind chill values of minus 45 this morning.
A cold Arctic airmass combined with moderate winds will result in wind chill values of minus 45 this morning. Extreme wind chill values are expected to end later this morning as temperatures rise and winds diminish.
Those venturing outdoors should exercise extreme caution as frostbite can occur on exposed skin in less than 10 minutes.