Special Weather Statements in Effect for Far North

2017 has been a year of weather extremes

THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – While it is a warm in the south part of Northwestern Ontario – weather conditions further north are far more seasonable.

Special weather statement in effect for:

Big Trout Lake – Kasabonika
Fort Severn

There are several areas across the north reporting freezing rain. Air travel is likely to be impacted today.

A wintery mix of precipitation today with more accumulating snow expected tonight into Friday.

A low pressure system moving into Northwestern Ontario from the Northern Plains States will bring a few centimetres of snow to the regions today. Snow will be mixed with ice pellets and freezing rain except over the Fort Severn region which will be deeper into the cold air with only a few cm of snow expected. Temperatures at Peawanuck are expected to sneak a bit above freezing today resulting in a changeover to rain there.

However as the low tracks by to the southeast of the regions towards James Bay by Friday morning, cold northerly winds will pull down fresh Arctic air causing precipitation to change back to all snow tonight before ending sometime on Friday. The Big Trout Lake to Peawanuck could receive 5 to 10 cm of snow tonight and Friday, and amounts may wind up being higher if the low pressure area becomes stronger than currently expected. Latest indications show that the Fort Severn area will miss the accumulating snow tonight into Friday.

Wasaya Airways report, “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. A front of warm air is causing fog and low ceilings for many communities this morning that could persist through the day. If you have any questions regarding your travel today, please direct them to your Northern community agent or please contact our Reservations department at 1-877-492-7292.”

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