January 1 2017 – Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement
Weather map in Space and Satellite

THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – 2017 is likely to start off with a blast of winter whiteness as up to 25 centimetres of snow are possible. Another Colorado Low is tracking toward the region.

Special weather statement in effect for:

  • City of Thunder Bay
  • Kenora
  • Vermilion Bay
  • Dryden
  • Fort Frances – Atikokan
  • Ignace – English River – Raith – Upsala
  • Nipigon – Geraldton
  • Pickle Lake – Sioux Lookout

An early 2017 snowfall is expected according to Environment Canada.

The New Year will begin on a quiet note today but a developing Colorado low pressure system will begin trekking towards the Great Lakes on Monday. Snow in advance of the low will begin over Northwestern Ontario near the Minnesota border late tonight or Monday morning, then reach regions north of Lake Superior Monday afternoon.

Accumulations of 5 to 10 centimetres are likely by Monday evening for Thunder Bay with somewhat lesser amounts elsewhere. The heaviest snow is expected to develop Monday night and linger Tuesday. Total snowfall amounts of 15 to 25 centimetres are possible by the time it winds down late Tuesday. A winter storm watch or snowfall warning will likely be issued as the event approaches.

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