THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – The Special Weather Statement for Thunder Bay has been updated:
5:49 AM EDT Wednesday 16 March 2016 – Special weather statement in effect for:
City of Thunder Bay
Significant snowfall amounts today and tonight.
An intensifying low pressure system over Wisconsin this morning will track slowly northward today. A band of rain over parts of Northwestern Ontario will change to snow early this morning as temperatures drop. The snow will spread to Lake Superior this morning and may be heavy at times. The snow will taper off overnight into Thursday morning.
Total snowfall amounts with the system are expected to be in the 8 to 15 cm range. Areas near and south of Thunder Bay are expected to receive the higher amounts.
Snowfall warnings are in effect for other parts of Northwestern Ontario.
5:49 AM EDT Wednesday 16 March 2016 – Snowfall warning in effect for:
Kakabeka Falls – Whitefish Lake – Arrow Lake
Atikokan – Shebandowan – Quetico Park
Fort Frances – Emo – Rainy River
Seine River Village – Mine Centre
Snowfall, with total amounts of 15 to 20 cm is expected.
A band of rain currently near the Minnesota border will change to snow early this morning as the temperatures drop. Snowfall will become heavy today with snow amounts of 10 to 15 centimetres expected. Tonight an additional 5 to 10 centimetres is possible giving snowfall totals of 15 to 25 centimetres by Thursday morning. There may also be some ice pellets mixed in during the change from rain to snow today