Special Weather Statement = Significant Snowfall for Western Northwestern Ontario

Special Weather Statement
Weather map in Space and Satellite

Special Weather Statement
Weather map in Space and Satellite

KENORA – WEATHER –  The first part of March seems to want to come in like a lion. Environment Canada is forecasting that the storm that will hit Manitoba this weekend will also impact the western part of Northwestern Ontario.

The storm is supposed to start on Saturday night as it crosses into Ontario from Manitoba.

For the City of Thunder Bay, Environment Canada says we can expect periods of snow starting on Sunday morning. Snowfall amounts of 2 to 4 cm are expected.

11:37 PM EST Friday 02 March 2018
Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Sioux Narrows – Nestor Falls – Morson
  • Fort Frances – Emo – Rainy River
  • Seine River Village – Mine Centre
  • Atikokan – Shebandowan – Quetico Park

Potential significant snow Sunday night into Monday.

A weather disturbance from Saskatchewan will spread some snow into Northwestern Ontario beginning late Saturday. Up to 5 cm of snow accumulation is likely by Sunday morning.

A more significant system, a Colorado Low, will approach South Dakota Monday morning and then track eastwards. Snow at times heavy associated with this system will start Sunday night. There is great uncertainty as to how far north the heavy snow will fall. The current guidance suggests that 10 to 20 cm of snow are possible before snow tapers off Monday evening. Periods of low visibilities in local blowing snow associated with strong easterly winds are also possible. Travel may be affected.