Thunder Bay Deep Freeze Continues

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Environment Canada has issued wind chill warnings for Northwestern Ontario and Thunder Bay.
Environment Canada has issued wind chill warnings for Northwestern Ontario and Thunder Bay.

Environment Canada has issued wind chill warnings for Northwestern Ontario and Thunder Bay.
Environment Canada has issued wind chill warnings for Northwestern Ontario and Thunder Bay.

Extreme Cold Continues for Thunder Bay

THUNDER BAY – Weather – The deep freeze continues for Thunder Bay and all of Northwestern Ontario. Environment Canada reports, “Northern Ontario will continue to experience bitterly cold temperatures over the next couple of days as a strong ridge of high pressure settles over Northern Ontario. The extreme cold Arctic air will bring overnight lows of minus 35 to minus 40 degrees Celsius with daytime highs of minus 25 to minus 30 degrees Celsius. The frigid temperatures are expected to persist through Thursday”.

For the far northern communities in Ontario, the temperatures and wind chill values are even colder. Fort Severn, Attawapiskat, Sandy Lake, and Bearskin Lake are all forecast for extreme wind chills of minus 45 to minus 50 today and tonight.

Warmer Winter Weather on the Way

Friday is looking more seasonal with a high of -9c. However there is snow in the forecast.

For Friday, the forecast is calling for light snow during the morning. Winds will pick up and the snow will become somewhat heavier during the afternoon. High around -9C. Winds SSW at 25 to 40 kmh. Chance of snow 70%. 3-7cm of snow expected during the day.

The snow is forecast to continue into the night with accumulations of 7-12cm for a possible total of almost 20cm of snow.

Environment Canada’s wind chill warning threshold of minus 40 requires at least 15 km/h winds for 3 hours or more.