December 6 – Winter Storm System Moves North and East

Posted 6 December 2017 by in Featured

Aviation Weather Report

Winter Storms are likely to impact northern flying today

FORT SEVERN – WEATHER – The storm that hit in the southern portions of Northwestern Ontario has headed east and North. In the far north there are winter storm warnings and blizzard warnings in effect. Air travel into communities in the north, along with freight transport is likely to be impacted.

If you are flying today, contact your air service provider to get updates.

Blizzard warning in effect for:

  • Fort Severn

The blizzard continues this morning as very strong northerly winds gusting to 90 km/h continue to whip up freshly fallen snow and cause widespread very low to nil visibility in blowing snow.

The snow and blowing snow will slowly taper off to a few flurries this afternoon as winds diminish somewhat.

Travel is expected to be extremely hazardous due to reduced visibility. Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Avoid outdoor activities.

Winter storm warning in effect for:

  • Big Trout Lake – Kasabonika
  • Sachigo Lake – Bearskin Lake
  • Peawanuck
  • Fort Hope – Lansdowne House – Ogoki
  • Webequie
  • Pickle Lake – Cat Lake
  • Summer Beaver – Wunnummin Lake – Kingfisher Lake

Hazardous winter conditions are expected.

A strong low pressure centre near Attawapiskat will slowly move out over James Bay this morning. Hence the major winter storm associated with this low will continue today.