Weather update – April 23/17 – Expanded Range forecast for Storm

The band of precipitation will slide into Northwestern Ontario creating a late-season winter storm
The band of precipitation will slide into Northwestern Ontario creating a late-season winter storm

The band of precipitation will slide into Northwestern Ontario creating a late-season winter storm
The band of precipitation will slide into Northwestern Ontario creating a late-season winter storm

PICKLE LAKE – Environment Canada has expanded their Special Weather Statement to include a wider swath of Northwestern Ontario. The late season winter storm which could see as much as 15-25 cm of snow fall across the region is forecast for Monday night into Tuesday.

The areas impacted include Dryden, Kenora, Fort Frances, Red Lake, Ear Falls, Vermillion Bay, and have now been expanded to include a lot of the more north-eastern parts of the region.

So far the tracking models are keeping the storm track north of the City of Thunder Bay.

Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Pickle Lake – Cat Lake
  • Fort Hope – Lansdowne House – Ogoki

The low pressure area from the Northern Plains States are expected to bring a significant snowfall to the region as it tracks into Northwestern Ontario Monday night, then passes by just to the south of the region on Tuesday.

Latest indications suggest total snowfall amounts of 15 to 25 centimetres from this snowstorm Monday night into Tuesday.

Poor winter travelling conditions are expected to develop as a result.

This story will be updated.

For individuals planning trips north by air, on Tuesday it is likely advisable to contact your air service provider to ensure your flight is on time.