THUNDER BAY – The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority has issued a Flood Outlook Statement Update for the Lakehead Region including the City of Thunder Bay, Municipalities of Neebing, Oliver Paipoonge, Shuniah and the Townships of O’Connor, Conmee, Gillies and Dorion.
Area gauges have recorded between 17 and 22 millimetres of precipitation overnight. Forecasts are predicting an additional 10 millimetres of rain transitioning to snow over the next 24 hours.
Long-term forecasts are predicting above freezing temperatures during the day with below freezing temperatures at night, which is ideal for a slow melt.
The public is advised that ponding is occurring in low-lying areas and has begun to accumulate in some waterways on top of the ice. Caution should be taken in and around all waterways, as ice conditions can deteriorate very quickly.
As part of the Authority’s Flood Warning System, staff will continue to monitor conditions into the spring and issue Flood Messages as warranted.