THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – Updated – The Arctic blast of cold engulfing Northern Ontario will last into the weekend and could hang on until early next week. Environment Canada has issued an Extreme Cold Alert for the region.
All Lakehead School Buses are running this morning as the wind chill was -35c.
The Extreme Cold Warning could impact the Lakehead Board and Separate School Students on Friday. If the Wind Chill is a -40 or colder, School Buses would not be running. If that happens all exams scheduled for Friday will be re-scheduled for Monday, January 30th.
As per established procedures, if temp incl wind chill is -40 or below at 6:00am buses will be cancelled for the day. If this occurs on Friday, Jan 25, ALL secondary schools will stay open, however, all exams scheduled for Friday Jan 25 will be rescheduled to Wednesday, Jan 30. https://t.co/DiDrLrzb6Y
— STSTB (@TBayBus) January 24, 2019
For the City of Thunder Bay, Environment Canada is calling for clearing skies tonight. Winds will be northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light. The low for the City of Thunder Bay will be minus 29. The Wind Chill is forecast for minus 28 in the evening and minus 40 overnight.
For Friday expect mainly sunny skies with winds of up to 15 km/h. Friday’s high will be minus 23. The Wind Chill will minus 40 in the morning and minus 31 in the afternoon.
Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:
- City of Thunder Bay
A multi-day episode of very cold wind chills is expected.
A bitterly cold arctic air mass will become established across the area tonight. Extreme wind chills of minus 40 to minus 45 will occur tonight into Friday morning.
This arctic air mass will remain entrenched over the region through the weekend and into early next week, bringing a prolonged period of extremely cold wind chills.