Thunder Bay – WEATHER – There are weather advisories and warnings out across Western and Northern Ontario.
Weather advisory in effect for:
- City of Thunder Bay
- Cloud Bay – Dorion
- Kakabeka Falls – Whitefish Lake – Arrow Lake
- Upsala – Raith
- Beardmore – Jellicoe – Macdiarmid
- Gull Bay – Black Sturgeon Lake
Total snowfall amounts of 7 to 12 cm are expected by the time the snow tapers off overnight, with some areas possibly approaching 15 cm.
The Winter Weather Travel Advisory in effect for this afternoon and evening.
Periods of light snow have begun across the area. The snow is expected to increase in intensity late this morning and persist into the evening hours.
Poor winter driving conditions are expected this afternoon due to accumulating snow, particularly on Highways 11 and 17. Motorists should consider changing travel plans accordingly.
Snowfall warning in effect for:
- Marathon – Schreiber
- Nipigon – Rossport
- Wawa – Pukaskwa Park
- Geraldton – Longlac – Caramat
- Nakina – Aroland – Pagwa
- Fort Hope – Lansdowne House – Ogoki
- Sachigo Lake – Bearskin Lake
- Pikangikum – Poplar Hill – MacDowell
- Sandy Lake – Weagamow Lake – Deer Lake
Snowfall with total amounts of 20 to 30 cm is expected.
Snow will move into areas near Lake Superior this morning and continue into Friday. Total snowfall amounts of 20 to 30 cm are likely. The heaviest snowfall appears most likely from Thursday afternoon until Friday morning.
Travel conditions along Highway 17 between Nipigon and Wawa will likely become hazardous due to accumulating snow and very low visibility. Motorists should consider changing travel plans accordingly.
The town of Wawa is expected to receive lesser amounts than areas farther west along the shore of Lake Superior.