THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – Winter cold and blowing snow are going to impact Northwestern Ontario over the next day or so.
Extreme Cold Warnings are in effect for areas to the west of Thunder Bay, and Winter Storm Warnings are in effect as well as a Blizzard Warning for Sault Ste Marie.
The weather across Southeastern Ontario and into Northern Ontario is likely to impact highways, there is already a list of highway closures in effect to the east of Thunder Bay.
Check 511.ca for the latest road conditions. If you are planning a trip on the highways, ask yourself if that trip is absolutely vital, or if you can consider waiting out the weather.
ROAD CLOSURES: Many road closures throughout the region due to poor weather conditions and water on the roads. Please see below for a full list of closures. ^kw pic.twitter.com/NTPV6e8dxM
— OPPCommunicationsNER (@OPP_COMM_NER) February 24, 2019
Air travel is being Impacted
Flights out of Thunder Bay International Airport are seeing cancellations as of 2:00 pm on February 24 2019.
Extreme Cold Warnings
Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:
- Savant Lake – Sturgeon Lake
- Sioux Lookout – Eastern Lac Seul
- Big Trout Lake – Kasabonika
- Sachigo Lake – Bearskin Lake
- Dryden – Vermilion Bay
- Ear Falls – Perrault Falls – Western Lac Seul
- Red Lake – Woodland Caribou Park
- Kenora – Grassy Narrows – Whitedog
- Sioux Narrows – Nestor Falls – Morson
- Ignace – English River
- Armstrong – Auden – Wabakimi Park
- Beardmore – Jellicoe – Macdiarmid
- Gull Bay – Black Sturgeon Lake
- Fort Frances – Emo – Rainy River
- Seine River Village – Mine Centre
- Fort Severn
- Geraldton – Longlac – Caramat
- Nakina – Aroland – Pagwa
The coldest wind chill values will be near minus 50 in Kasabonika and Sachigo Lake with northwest winds of 20 to 40 kilometres per hour.
For many of the areas with the Extreme Cold Warnings, there are also Blowing Snow Advisories in effect.