THUNDER BAY – Environment Canada is advising that “An Alberta clipper is bringing another round of snow to much of Northern Ontario tonight into Monday”. Snow has already begun falling in Thunder Bay and in regions along the north shore of Lake Superior. However, gradually strengthening southerly winds ahead of the disturbance will steer some embedded snow squall activity from Lake Superior into the warned regions this evening into Monday morning.
As of 11:00PM January 23/2011 the snowfall amounts in the city of Thunder Bay are between two to four centimetres and winds have shifted to come from the south.
This heavier snow is falling from Thunder Bay to the north and east. This will enhance snowfall totals with around 15 centimetres expected tonight and a few more on Monday. Snowfall totals close to 20 centimetres are possible in a few locales along highway 17, especially Terrace Bay and Marathon into Pukaskwa National Park.
For parents and students in the Lakehead Public Schools and High Schools, the Board of Education will be providing an update on any school closures by 7:00AM. You can visit http://www.ststb.ca/ for updates.
Drivers should expect deteriorating travel conditions tonight with reduced visibilities and accumulating snowfall on road surfaces.