Weather Update 8 – Thunder Bay Winter Storm Warning Dec 28/18

Weather Alert

THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – Snow continues to fall in Thunder Bay and the Superior West region.

Roads and sidewalks in the city are snow covered and slippery. The City of Thunder Bay advises that “Currently resources are plowing mainlines roads and sidewalks and will return tonight to plow these routes again. Resources will focus today on maintaining these routes. Once mainlines plowing is complete resources will move to start plowing the local streets, sometime tomorrow morning.”

“Local street plowing should take approximately 72 hours to complete or sometime Sunday and sidewalk clearing should be completed by Tuesday”.

The Weather Service heading into Friday is calling for mainly cloudy conditions with periods of snow and local blowing snow ending in the morning. There is a 30 percent chance of flurries late in the morning.

Skies will clear in the afternoon. Winds will be north 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming light in the afternoon.

The temperature will fall to minus 15 in the afternoon. Wind chill minus 16 in the morning and minus 23 in the afternoon. UV index 1 or low.

For Friday night skies will clear with winds of up to 15 km/h. The overnight low will be minus 25. The Windchill will be minus 22 in the evening and minus 30 overnight. There is a risk of frostbite.

Caution will be needed
8:37 PM EST Thursday 27 December 2018
Winter storm warning in effect for:

  • City of Thunder Bay

Major winter storm continues tonight into Friday morning.

Snow at times heavy will continue tonight and persist into Friday. Total snowfall accumulations of 20 to 35 cm are possible with the highest amounts expected near Lake Superior. Strong northerly winds gusting up to 60 km/h will develop overnight resulting in reduced visibility in some areas due to blowing snow.

Conditions are forecast to improve Friday morning.

Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve.