February 19, 2018 – Northwestern Ontario DayStarter

Snow clearing
Snow clearing

Hotspot in Ontario: 3.8 °C 38.8 °F Point Pelee
Cold spot in Ontario: -44.1 °C -47.4 °F Muskrat Dam Airport
Hotspot in Canada: 3.8 °C 38.8 °F Point Pelee, ON
Cold spot in Canada: -44.1 ° C-47.4 °F Muskrat Dam Airport, ON

THUNDER BAY – DAYSTARTER – Happy Family Day Northwestern Ontario. For Thunder Bay the work of digging out from 15-20 cm of snow is underway. There are no weather alerts in effect for the city. There are Extreme Cold Advisories in effect for the Far North.

For Thunder Bay, it is currently -17c under mainly cloudy skies. There is a 30 percent chance of flurries late this afternoon. Winds becoming north 20 km/h this morning. High minus 12. Wind chill minus 30 this morning.

The Far North has extreme cold warnings in effect.

5:24 AM EST Monday 19 February 2018
Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

  • Webequie
  • Attawapiskat
  • Peawanuck
  • Fort Severn
  • Sachigo Lake

A period of very cold wind chills continues. A bitterly cold Arctic air mass remains entrenched over Far Northern Ontario. Extreme wind chills values of minus 45 to minus 50 will continue through the morning.

What Do You Need to Know?

TORONTO – SPORTS – After a hard-fought series, the Lakehead Thunderwolves were eliminated from the playoffs with a 5-1 loss to the York Lions in game three of the OUA West Division quarter-finals at the Canlan Ice Sports Arena on Sunday night. (READ MORE)

THUNDER BAY – Medical school graduates may now be able to undertake postgraduate family medicine training connected to a remote First Nation community in Northern Ontario. (READ MORE)

Gas Up for Less

The lowest prices for a litre of gasoline continue to be in Dryden. Fuel prices across the region range from $1.109  at the Co-op and the Safeway in Dryden, $1.219 at the Husky on Chipman Street in Kenora,  In Thunder Bay, the lowest price in the city is $1.216 at the Real Canadian Superstore on Memorial. Out on the Fort William First Nation, gas prices range from $1.037 at THP to $1.139 at First Class Gas. You can get the latest gas prices, including Grand Marias MN at GasPrices on NetNewsLedger.

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