Weather Update – November 17 2016, 07:00AM


THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – Environment Canada has updated the weather advisories for parts of Northwestern Ontario as a blast of early winter is headed to parts of the region. There are snowfall warnings in effect for areas outside the city of Thunder Bay. Thunder Bay remains under a Special Weather Statement.

Snowfall warning in effect for:

  • Kakabeka Falls – Whitefish Lake – Arrow Lake
  • Ignace – English River
  • Seine River Village – Mine Centre
  • Atikokan – Shebandowan – Quetico Park
  • Upsala – Raith
  • Beardmore – Jellicoe – Macdiarmid
  • Gull Bay – Black Sturgeon Lake

Snowfall, with total amounts of 15 to 25 cm is expected according to the weather service.  The forecast is calling for blowing snow on Friday as well.

The latest indications suggest that most regions will receive 15 to 25 cm of snow by Friday night.

The snow will heavy at times on Friday. In addition, strong and gusty northerly winds will generate local blowing snow.

Rapidly accumulating snow will make travel difficult. 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.

Snowfall warnings are issued when significant snowfall is expected.

Special weather statement in effect for:

  • City of Thunder Bay
  • Fort Hope – Lansdowne House – Ogoki
  • Webequie
  • Fraserdale – Pledger Lake
  • Attawapiskat
  • Fort Albany

Snowfall accumulations up to 10 centimetres and freezing rain possible Friday into Friday night.

Rain or snow will develop Thursday night before changing to snow towards Friday morning. There is also a risk of freezing rain in some localities beginning Friday morning and ending Friday afternoon.

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