Winter Storm Hitting Hard

Winter Weather forecast for Sudbury and Region
Dryden is under a Winter Storm Warning

Winter Weather impacts Thunder Bay
Winter Weather impacts Thunder Bay

THUNDER BAY – The Winter Storm is starting to hammer on Thunder Bay.  Many business are closing early, and roads across the city are brutal to drive on. Visibility is massively decreased.

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect. 15 to 20 cm of snow is expected  and it is still coming down hard.

Snow at times heavy associated with an Alberta clipper has spread over regions west of Lake Superior. The heavy snow combined with strong gusty winds will produce low visibilities in blowing snow today and tonight. Total snowfall accumulations of 10 cm have been reported in Thunder Bay as of 2:00 PM and an additional 10 cm is possible by Friday morning.

Cancellations and Closures

The Back to the Tap event scheduled for 7 pm tonight at Waverly Library has been postponed due to weather. It will be rescheduled for Thursday, February 27.

What’s wrong with drinking tap water? Nothing. Let’s get off the bottle and back to the tap.

Spend an hour or so with the Thunder Bay Chapter of the Council of Canadian’s Blue Planet Committee and EcoSuperior and learn more about Thunder Bay’s state-of-the-art tap water. This free event includes a blind water-tasting opportunity, a presentation about the environmental, social, and economic impacts of choosing bottled water and a screening of Bottlegate, a Water Brothers episode that uncovers the true cost of bottled water, and refreshments.

New Date: Thursday, February 27

Time: 7:00 PM

Place: Waverley Library Auditorium (Red River Road)

Cost: FREE

Due to current weather conditions, the following City of Thunder Bay Recreation & Culture and Municipal Child Care Programs will be cancelled for the evening.

  • Grace Remus Child Care Centre Evening Program running from 6 pm – 2 am. Parents are currently being contacted and staff will be in attendance if all parents cannot be contacted. 

Skating Programs:

  • Semi-Private Lessons            Current River Arena        5 – 6 pm
  • Stroke Improvement             Grandview Arena            4:40 – 5:30 pm
Participants are being contacted and Arena Staff have been asked to post signage.

Neighbourhood Recreation Programs*

  • St. Margarets School                      3:20 – 6 pm
  • C.D. Howe School                            3:20 – 6 pm
  • Edgewater Park School                  3:20 – 6 pm
Staff will be in attendance at these school programs at 3:20 in case any kids do show up and will not leave until the children are safely picked up by a parent or guardian.  Parents are encouraged to pick children up early if at all possible.