Thunder Bay Snowfall Warning Updated January 3 2015

Much of Canada is in the grip of
Much of Canada is in the grip of "old man winter" on January 3 2015.
Much of Canada is in the grip of "old man winter" on January 3 2015.
Much of Canada is in the grip of “old man winter” on January 3 2015.

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.

Weather Radar map for 08::00 EST January 3 2015
Weather Radar map for 08::00 EST January 3 2015
Location Warning Watch Statement
Atikokan – Upsala – Quetico
Big Trout Lake – Sachigo Lake
City of Thunder Bay
Dryden – Ignace
Fort Frances – Rainy Lake
Fort Hope – Webequie
Fort Severn
Greater Sudbury and vicinity
Kenora – Nestor Falls
Kirkland Lake – New Liskeard – Temagami
Manitoulin – Blind River – Killarney
Nipigon – Marathon – Superior North
North Bay – West Nipissing
Pickle Lake – Wunnummin Lake
Sandy Lake – Pikangikum
Superior West
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