Weather – Snowfall Warnings and Special Weather Statements – October 26 2017

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Laureen and Darius shovel the snow
Laureen and Darius shoveling snow

Winter is not over yet.THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – Environment Canada has Snowfall Warnings and Special Weather Statements in effect across the region.

For Thunder Bay, the weather service is predicting up to ten centimetres of snow in areas inland from Lake Superior.

For areas west of the city there are Snowfall Warnings in effect. Kenora, Dryden, Ignace, English River are all expecting significant snowfall amounts.

Snowfall warning in effect for:

  • Dryden – Vermilion Bay
  • Ignace – English River
  • Kenora
  • Atikokan – Shebandowan – Quetico Park

Snowfall, with total amounts of about 15 cm is expected.

Total snowfall amounts near 15 cm expected by this evening.

Snow combined with strong northeasterly winds of 40 to 70 km/h may create hazardous driving conditions due to low visibilities in snow and blowing snow. The strong wind accompanying any wet snow accumulation on trees could also result in power outages across portions of the region.

The snow is expected to taper off tonight.

School BUS Update – Due to the forecasted storm and expected amounts of snow, high winds and anticipated road conditions, be advised that school bus transportation is cancelled for today for the following areas:

Kenora/Sioux Narrows
Dryden/Vermilion Bay
Ignace
Upsala

Judy Green the Transportation Manager advises, “Please be aware that we are continuing to monitor Red Lake/Ear Falls and Sioux Lookout. A decision will be made in the morning. If you don’t see a posting, school buses will be running in this area”.

Schools remain open.

Special weather statement in effect for:

  • City of Thunder Bay
  • Ear Falls – Perrault Falls – Western Lac Seul
  • Red Lake – Woodland Caribou Park

Snowfall amounts up to 10 cm are possible by Friday morning in areas inland from Lake Superior.

Roads may become slippery and low visibilities are likely due to falling and blowing snow.

Snow is expected to begin this morning and taper off Friday morning.
This wintery weather is attributed to an Alberta Clipper that is forecast to track into northern Minnesota on Thursday.