THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – There are weather alerts in effect almost right across Canada. From snowfall warnings to extreme cold advisories, Canada is certainly in the grasp of “Old Man Winter”.
Thunder Bay remains under a weather advisory which was updated at 05:30AM on January 3 2015. Environment Canada states, “Snow continues in association with low pressure system from the Prairies that is intensifying as it tracks over the northern Plains States. Snowfall amounts near 15 cm are expected with up to 20 cm possible for areas near the Minnesota border. The snow is forecast to taper off from west to east later today.”
“Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. Public Safety Canada encourages everyone to make an emergency plan and get an emergency kit with drinking water, food, medicine, a first-aid kit and a flashlight.”
Flight wise, Wasaya Airways report, “Travel Advisory – 03 JAN 2015 – We would like to advise all our guests travelling with us today of possible delays, misconnects, and cancellations due to poor weather forecasted for Northwestern Ontario. Moderate snow is localized in the Sioux Lookout and Thunder Bay region creating difficulty to de-ice and depart safely.”
This weekend many of the students from northern communities will be heading back to Thunder Bay after the holiday break.
Flight Tracking on NNL can keep you up-to-date.