Rare Day for Northern Ontario – No Winter Weather Alerts in Effect

February 9, 2019 - A rare event, there are no weather alerts, no weather advisories or warnings in effect for Northwestern Ontario

THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – One almost has to look twice. There are no weather advisories, no weather alerts, and no weather warnings for Northwestern Ontario this morning.

Over the past weeks, Thunder Bay has bounced in and out of weather alerts. The City has seen the alerts shift from Extreme Cold Warnings to Winter Storm Warnings, and then back again. While it is chilly today, it is more the usual weather conditions usual for our region.

For the weekend, for Thunder Bay, Environment Canada is calling for sunny skies for Saturday with increasing cloudiness this afternoon. Winds will be up to 15 km/h. Saturday’s high is forecast for minus 14. The wind chill will be minus 36 in the morning and minus 20 in the afternoon.

For Saturday night, Environment Canada says to expect mainly cloudy skies until midnight. Clouds are expected to move into the region. Winds of up to 15 km/h. The overnight low will be minus 26. The wind chill is forecast for minus 21 in the evening and minus 31 overnight.

For those travelling, if you are headed west, you will be driving into cold conditions.

Winnipeg Manitoba is under an Extreme Cold Warning, as are many parts of Manitoba.

Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

  • City of Winnipeg

A period of very cold wind chills is expected.

Extreme wind chills colder than minus 40 continue this morning. Wind chills are expected to moderate later today.

Extreme wind chills may return Sunday morning to parts of the region.

The Arctic conditions continue through to British Columbia in the west.