Far North – Winter Storm Advisories and Warnings

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Winter Storm Warnings and Advisories are in effect for parts of Northern Ontario
Winter Storm Warnings and Advisories are in effect for parts of Northern Ontario
Winter Storm Warnings and Advisories are in effect for parts of Northern Ontario
Winter Storm Warnings and Advisories are in effect for parts of Northern Ontario

SACHIGO LAKE – WEATHER – April 14 2017 – Winter weather is trying to hold on for parts of the far north of Ontario. Winter Storm Warnings and Advisories were issued early this morning by Environment Canada. Weather conditions are likely to impact aviation. If you are planning travel contact your air service supplier.

Winter storm warning in effect for:

  • Big Trout Lake – Kasabonika
  • Sachigo Lake – Bearskin Lake
  • Sandy Lake – Weagamow Lake – Deer Lake
  • Summer Beaver – Wunnummin Lake – Kingfisher Lake
  • Webequie

Hazardous winter conditions are expected in these areas, as a major spring storm is forecast to impact far northern Ontario tonight and continue into Saturday.

The snow is expected to begin later today (Good Friday) and persist into Saturday. The period of heaviest snow is expected later tonight and Saturday morning before diminishing somewhat. A total snowfall accumulation of 20 to 30 cm appears likely.

Current indications suggest that this swath of heavy snow will affect southern portions of the Big Trout Lake – Sachigo Lake region. There is also a risk of freezing rain.

Strong northeast winds gusting up to 70 km/h will likely result in blowing snow significantly reducing visibilities.

The swath of the Winter Storm is fairly narrow. North of the warning, in Fort Severn Ontario, which this morning is Ontario’s Cold Spot at -13.1C, the skies are clear with the forecast calling for a mix of sun and cloud near noon. Winds will become northeast 20 km/h late this afternoon with a high of minus 7. The UV index 5 or moderate. For Friday night, partly cloudy. Winds northeast 30 km/h gusting to 50. Low of minus 16. the Wind chill is forecast for minus 27. for Saturday conditions will be cloudy with winds blowing northeast 40 km/h gusting to 60. The high is forecast for minus 12. Wind chill minus 29. For Saturday night cloudy with 40 percent chance of snow. Low minus 19.

Winter Storm Watch

Winter storm watch in effect for:

  • Attawapiskat
  • Fort Albany

A major spring storm is forecast to impact Far Northern Ontario tonight though Saturday.

Precipitation will begin near the James Bay coast by Saturday morning. A swath of heavy snow and blowing snow is expected with this storm with total snowfall amounts of 10 to 20 cm possible. Current indications suggest that the axis of heavy snow may affect the towns of Attawapiskat and Fort Albany. Some freezing rain is also possible, particularly for Fort Albany.

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