THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – Winter is headed to Northern Manitoba. Environment Canada has issued a Winter Storm Warning along with Heavy Rainfall Warnings for the northern parts of Manitoba. It is likely that the weather conditions will impact Northwestern Ontario northern communities as the storm system continues to move east.
Up to 50CM of snow could be in store for parts of Northern Manitoba.
Winter storm warning in effect for:
- Nelson House
- South Indian Lake and Amisk Prov. Park
- Split Lake and York Landing
- Thompson Thicket Portage and Pikwitonei
Significant amounts of snow are expected.
25 to 50 cm of heavy wet snow expected today through Thursday night.
A major low pressure system in southern Manitoba has spread heavy rain into central and northern Manitoba. On the northern edge of the precipitation, arctic air drawn into the system has changed the precipitation to heavy snow in Lynn Lake as well as areas in and north of Flin Flon and Thompson. The snow will continue through today and into Thursday before tapering off Thursday night.
Final accumulations will be highly variable due to melting. However, current indications are that 25 to 50 cm is likely by Thursday night. The cities of Flin Flon and Thompson themselves should see lesser final amounts as warmer temperatures linger into Wednesday.
Strong northeasterly wind gusts to 80 km/h will also accompany the system and persisting through Thursday.