THUNDER BAY – Updated – The snowfall warning was ended by Environment Canada. The predicted snowfall amounts did not fall.
A heavy snow band originating over Lake Superior will continue to give significant amounts to the regions this evening before ending near midnight. 10 to 15 cm of snow has fallen today and an additional 10 cm of snow is likely before the snow ends near midnight.
If there is a plus to all the snow, it is that it isn’t wet and heavy. While Environment Canada had forecast 2-4 cm of snow overnight, and another 2-4 cm through today, there is more snow falling still.
The weather service says, “Total snowfall accumulations of 10 to 15 cm possible by the end of the day for the regions. The heaviest snow will continue until early this evening with possibly the highest accumulations between Thunder Bay and Dorian”.
For many people across the city, a part of today has been spent shovelling out the snow that has accumulated.
There have been over twenty motor vehicle accidents in the city so far today. Driving slower, and keeping a safe distance between the car ahead of you is likely good advice.
City crews have been clearing snow, but with the added snowfall, right now it could be that Mother Nature is taking a slight lead.
The ski hills are likely to be booming by the weekend. And the new skating rink at Prince Arthur’s Landing is likely to be a full winter wonderland.