Thunder Bay Weather Update – April 18 2015

Weather Outlook for Thunder Bay
Weather Outlook for Thunder Bay
Weather Outlook for Thunder Bay
Weather Outlook for Thunder Bay

Watershed Conditions Statement Weather Update

THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – Thunder Bay is forecast to receive as much as 27mm of precipitation on Sunday. That has led the Lakehead Regional Conservation Authority to issue a Watershed Conditions Statement.  A Watershed Conditions Statement is not a flood warning. Its purpose is to raise public awareness about a change or potential change in watershed conditions.

The LRCA report, “Approximately 25 to 35 millimetres of precipitation is forecasted over the weekend, with the majority forecasted for Sunday. Water levels and flows are expected to increase over the weekend throughout the Lakehead Region.

“The public is advised to be aware that there is a threat of localized ponding and flooding in low lying areas from heavy rain, prolonged rain and/or downpours due to thunderstorms.

“The public is advised to exercise caution in and around area waterways and to continue to pay attention to weather forecasts over the weekend.

“A Watershed Conditions Statement-Flood Outlook provides early notice of the potential for flooding based on weather forecasts calling for heavy rain, snow melt or other conditions that could lead to high runoff, cause ice jams, etc.”

Updates will be issued by the Lakehead Regional Conservation Authority as required through the weekend.

If you live in a low-lying area, or have had issues in the past with flooding, today is likely a good day to make sure you take needed actions to protect your property.


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