Weather Update – Snow in Forecast – Colder Weather Coming

Weather Alert
Weather Radar map showing Colorado Low tracking to region
Weather Radar map showing Colorado Low tracking to region

THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – Snowfall of up to 15 centimetres is still expected for the north shore of Lake Superior. Environment Canada has updated their weather advisory this morning.

While snow was in the forecast overnight for Thunder Bay there was only a very light dusting of precipitation. However, the expected snowfall amounts of up to five centimetres are still in the forecast for today.

There is an Extreme Cold Warning in effect for the Far North, with Fort Severn / Washaho Cree Nation expecting temperatures to be bitterly cold. This morning the temperature is -31.8 °C / -25.2 °F at the Fort Severn Airport.

Colder weather is in the forecast for Thunder Bay with the mercury falling to an overnight low of  -18°C, but with the wind chill it will feel like -27°C. For Sioux Lookout tonight the temperature will fall to -23°C with wind chill of -27°C.

Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Marathon – Schreiber
  • Geraldton – Manitowadge – Hornpayne
  • Wawa

Local snowfall amounts near 15 cm today for areas northeast of Lake Superior.

Snow is expected to develop this morning and persist for much of the day. Local snowfall accumulations may approach 15 cm by this evening.

For Wawa, temperatures are expected to rise above the freezing mark today. As a result, snowfall accumulations are likely to be less than areas farther west as the snow will likely change to rain.

Travellers heading east should check road conditions.

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