Winter Storm Update – Thunder Bay / Northwestern Ontario – Jan 6 2019

Snow has started across region

THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – Snow has started falling across Northwestern Ontario as a forecasted winter storm that has resulted in Winter Storm Warnings, and Snowfall Warnings has started.

Advisories are in effect from Kenora to Sault Ste Marie. Officials are suggesting that if you have travel plans that you check road conditions, and plan accordingly.

For Thunder Bay and around Lake Superior up to 25 cm of snow are possible.

There are snowfall warnings in effect for Fort Frances and Seine River.

Further updates will follow.

Winter storm warning in effect for:

  • City of Thunder Bay

A winter storm is expected overnight into Monday.

Snow will begin this evening and become heavy overnight. The snow will continue through Monday before tapering off by the evening.

Total snowfall amounts of 15 to 25 cm are likely by Monday evening. Strong southeast winds gusting up to 60 km/h will also develop Monday morning and combine with the freshly fallen snow to produce local blowing snow.

The worst conditions are most likely Monday morning and early afternoon. Snowfall rates of several centimetres per hour are possible.

This snow is the result of a developing low pressure system that is expected to track over Northwestern Ontario on Monday.

Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow.