Weather – Special Weather Statement – Snowstorm on the Way

Winter Storm Watch

THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – Remember the story, “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”? The scenario of the porridge being, “Too Hot” or “Too Cold” rather than “Just Right” seems to be the weather story in Northwestern Ontario this winter.

Environment Canada has issued special weather statements across the southern parts of the region reporting that a winter storm is coming and that up to twenty centimetres of snow are possible.

There is a Colorado low headed into the region, and it is bringing the threatened snowfall.

Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Kenora – Grassy Narrows – Whitedog
  • Sioux Narrows – Nestor Falls – Morson
  • Dryden – Vermilion Bay
  • Ignace – English River
  • Atikokan – Shebandowan – Quetico Park
  • Fort Frances – Emo – Rainy River
  • Seine River Village – Mine Centre
  • Upsala – Raith
  • Cloud Bay – Dorion
  • Kakabeka Falls – Whitefish Lake – Arrow Lake

Snowstorm threatening Sunday night into Monday.

A strong low-pressure system from Colorado will track just south of Lake Superior, spreading snow into Northwestern Ontario Sunday night into Monday. The snow is expected to end Monday night.

This track places Northwestern Ontario near the northern edge of the snowstorm.

Significant snowfall amounts of 10 to 20 cm are possible Sunday night and Monday. Higher snowfall amounts are possible if the Colorado low tracks a little closer to the region than currently expected.

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