Cold Weather Hits Thunder Bay
THUNDER BAY – News – It is a balmy minus 32C in Thunder Bay this morning. If you didn’t plug in your block heater, you might be waiting a while to get your day started.
Weather Alert Issued For East Superior
If you are headed east on the highway today, be aware that road conditions might impact your day. Environment Canada has issued an Alert for the Wawa, White River and Pukaskwa ares. Cold westerly winds over Lake Superior are generating flurries and local snow squalls. The strongest snow squalls are affecting regions from Batchawana Bay to south of Wawa, but are forecast to shift northward into the Wawa area late this morning. Snowfall amounts of 10 to 15 cm per 12 hours are expected under the heaviest bands. In addition, low to nil visibilities in snow and blowing snow will make for hazardous driving conditions.
How Cold is it?
Trent Campeau demonstrates that if you toss a cup of hot water in the air, it instantly turns to snow.
Wind Chill Warning for Fort Severn
Extremely cold wind chills this morning in Fort Severn.
Environment Canada reports “Frigid temperatures and moderate winds have produced extremely cold wind chills of minus 45 this morning. Those going outdoors should exercise extreme caution as exposed skin can develop frostbite in as little as five minutes”.
Wind chill values near minus 45 will be possible again tonight into Wednesday morning.
Road conditions in Thunder Bay are going to be a little slippery. Thunder Bay Road Crews have been working through the night. The NetNewsLedger Street Patrol was on duty overnight checking conditions along Memorial Drive. Trent reports that with the cold weather, the major roads are going to be slippery. Sidewalk clearing is ongoing, but there isn’t a lot of gravel down just yet.