THUNDER BAY – Weather across Northwestern Ontario remains an issue. Snow is on the ground in parts of the north, and the weather is impacting
- Pickle Lake – Cat Lake
- Summer Beaver – Wunnummin Lake – Kingfisher Lake
- Big Trout Lake – Kasabonika
As of 2 pm EDT this afternoon, several regions in the far north have received around 15 to 20 cm of snow since midnight last night.
Snow heavy at times are expected to continue over The Big Trout Lake – Kasabonika region until midnight with another 10 cm then taper off, Pickle Lake and Wunnummin Lake region will see another 5 cm or so of snow into this evening before the snow becomes lighter.
Period of snow are expected to continue through tonight and Sunday. Another 10 cm is possible over the Big Trout Lake – Kasabonika region, and about 5 cm over the Pickle Lake and Wunnummin Lake region.
In addition, strong northwesterly winds of 30 gusting to 60 km/h are also expected to cause local blowing snow in exposed areas into tonight.
Special weather statements in effect for:
- Geraldton – Longlac – Caramat
- Nakina – Aroland – Pagwa
- Armstrong – Auden – Wabakimi Park
- Beardmore – Jellicoe – Macdiarmid
- Gull Bay – Black Sturgeon Lake
A significant early season snowfall today, tonight and Sunday morning.
The regions are near the southern edge of a significant early season snowstorm affecting much of far Northwestern Ontario. Periods of snow will continue into Sunday morning with another 5 cm of snow for most of the regions, and another 5 to 10 cm possible in the Armstrong area near Northern Lake Nipigon.
The snow will taper off to scattered flurries or showers by Sunday afternoon as the weather system weakens.