Update Two – Winter Storm Warning – February 23, 2019

Weather Update - 23 February 2019

Winter Storm Warning

THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – Winter seems to be looking to hold on hard to Northwestern Ontario. The Winter Storm Warning issued by Environment Canada has been updated.

Across Thunder Bay with snow falling today, coupled with temperatures near freezing, roads and sidewalks in the city are slippery. Driving conditions are likely to get worse before they get better. Drive to arrive alive!

For the City of Thunder Bay, Environment Canada says to expect freezing drizzle this evening. Snow in amounts of 5 to 10 cm. Winds will be east 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming north 20 overnight. The temperature is expected to remain steady near minus 3. The wind chill will be near minus 9.

If you are travelling, consult 511 for the latest road conditions.

4:44 PM EST Saturday 23 February 2019
Winter storm warning in effect for:

  • City of Thunder Bay

Winter storm with 15 to 20 cm of snow Saturday night through Sunday and blowing snow Sunday afternoon and evening.

Snow, heavy at times, is forecast to begin after midnight tonight and taper off late Sunday night. Total snowfall amounts of 15 to 20 cm are likely by Sunday night.

In addition, northwesterly wind gusts of 60 to 80 km/h are expected Sunday morning through early Monday resulting in very poor visibility in blowing snow.

Environment Canada meteorologists continue to monitor this developing storm closely.

Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow.