THUNDER BAY – The snowfall amounts according to Environment Canada were 12 centimetres of snow falling in the storm that hit the Thunder Bay region on Sunday. Walking through knee deep snow on Sunday evening I now wonder if I might have shrunk, either that or the snow measured at the Thunder Bay Airport was not the same as what fell on the north side of the city.
Easily there was over 30 centimetres of the white stuff and with snowdrifts in places of up to five feet, it was a nifty storm.
Environment Canada is forecasting more snow for Wednesday.
Weather Underground shares, during the day on Wednesday it will be “Overcast with a chance of snow and rain showers. High of -2C with a windchill as low as -10C. Winds from the East at 35-40 km/h. Chance of snow 50% with accumulations up to 3 cm possible”.
Wednesday night’s forecast calls for “Overcast with a chance of snow and rain showers in the evening, then mostly cloudy. Low of -7C with a windchill as low as -11C. Winds from the NE at 25-30 km/h. Chance of snow 40%”.
A neat way to keep abreast of the weather forecasting for Thunder Bay is to keep an eye on the Environment Canada Radar images for the region. Often what seems to happen is that Lake Superior serves as a buffer against a lot of the more extreme weather coming up to the area from the United States.
That old adage that if you don’t like the weather, wait a minute can often apply in the Lakehead.
Here are a few useful links to keep a weather eye:
- Environment Canada Thunder Bay Conditions over 24 hours;
- Environment Canada Radar for Superior West;
- The Weather Channel (USA) Useful for tracking storms coming into Northwestern Ontario from the south.
When looking at weather conditions, the key is to be prepared for whatever Mom Nature throws at us. After Sunday’s storm, really the first major snowfall since the January 1 2012 blast of winter, overall however in the Thunder Bay region all things considered, we have been pretty lucky this winter.
What will Wednesday’s weather bring? The only sure way to know will be to be there to see it for ourselves.
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