WEATHER Update – Blizzard Warnings – Blowing Snow – Snow Squalls

Posted 8 March 2017 by in Featured

THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – Northern Ontario will see blizzards, blowing snow, and snow squalls over the coming day. Across the region travel is likely to be impacted. In the Kenora / Dryden / Ignace area school buses are not running, schools however are open.

Travel by air into the North is likely to be impacted, check with your air service provider to ensure your flight.

Blizzard warning in effect for:

  • Attawapiskat
  • Fort Severn – Washaho Cree Nation
  • Peawanuk
  • Fort Hope – Webequie
  • Big Trout Lake – Kasabonika
  • Sachigo Lake – Bearskin Lake

Blizzard conditions with gusty winds and persistent visibility near zero in snow and blowing snow are expected or occurring.

Blizzard conditions are expected to develop this afternoon. Conditions will persist through Thursday and possibly into Friday.

Travel is not recommended. Avoid outdoor activities. Anyone who is not dressed warmly is at risk of frostbite and hypothermia in cold weather.

Blowing snow advisory in effect for:

  • Ear Falls – Perrault Falls – Western Lac Seul
  • Red Lake – Woodland Caribou Park
  • Nakina – Aroland – Pagwa
  • Pickle Lake – Cat Lake
  • Summer Beaver – Wunnummin Lake – Kingfisher Lake

Poor visibility locally near zero in snow and blowing snow is expected or occurring.

Strong gusty winds in combination with snow are expected today and tonight causing widespread blowing snow and reduced visibilities. Conditions are not expected to improve until Thursday morning. Wind gusts near 70 kilometres per hour are possible.

Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility. If travelling, be prepared for areas of near-zero visibility. Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve.

Snow squall warning in effect for:

  • Agawa – Lake Superior Park
  • Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay

Snow squalls are expected. Under the snow squall bands, visibilities will be significantly reduced due to the heavy snow combined with blowing snow, and snow will quickly accumulate.

Snow squalls have developed over the area and are expected to continue tonight. Snowfall accumulations of 15 cm per 12 hours are possible.

The snow squalls will weaken early Thursday morning.