THUNDER BAY – The snowfall amounts that missed Thunder Bay on New Year’s Eve are now forecast to hit communities in the far north of Ontario. Environment Canada reports, “A deepening low pressure system from the us midwest will bring snow to much of the region as it tracks across Michigan and Northeastern Ontario into Western Quebec by Monday morning”.
The communities of Fort Severn, Attawapiskat, Big Trout Lake, Sachigo Lake, Moosonee, Fort Albany. and Peawanuck are under a special weather statement issued by Environment Canada.
Areas near James Bay will receive 10 to 15 cm of snow by Monday morning. In the wake of the low, brisk northwesterly winds will usher in a fresh very cold air mass from the Arctic tonight and Monday. Wind chill values will reach the minus 40 to minus 44 range by Monday morning in areas extending from Big Trout Lake to Peawanuck and northwest. Wind chill warnings may be issued as required should the air mass be colder or winds stronger than currently expected, causing the wind chill to reach the minus 45 warning threshold.