April 14, 2018 – Northwestern Ontario Day Starter

Canadians are being asked to put hockey sticks by their door... a token of support for the players from Humbolt Saskatchewan
Canadians are being asked to put hockey sticks by their door... a token of support for the players from Humbolt Saskatchewan

Hotspot in Ontario: 5.7 °C 42.3 °F Harrow AAFC
Cold spot in Ontario: -26.4 °C -15.5 °F Big Trout Lake
Hotspot in Canada: 10.1 °C 50.2 °F Osoyoos, BC
Cold spot in Canada: -28.2 °C -18.8 °F Clyde River, NU

THUNDER BAY – DAY STARTER – Good Morning Northwestern Ontario. It is Saturday, April 14, 2018. In Thunder Bay weather-wise, expect a mix of sun and cloud. Winds will be northeast 20 km/h gusting to 40. The high will be about minus 1. The UV index is 5 or moderate. Our weather is going to be a sharp contrast to southern Ontario. A slow-moving winter storm is bringing snow and freezing rain is hitting the entire southern part of the province.

Freezing rain warning in effect for:

  • City of Toronto

Ice storm likely on Sunday with expected power outages.

A moisture-laden low-pressure area over the Central Plains States will amble towards the lower Great Lakes this weekend. As the low approaches, brisk northeasterly winds will pump in cold Arctic air, forcing temperatures below freezing this morning.

Rain will become widespread this morning then quickly change to freezing rain and persist for a couple of hours. It is expected to change to ice pellets thereafter before much ice builds up. Several centimetres of ice pellets is expected.

The precipitation will likely taper off to some freezing drizzle this evening. However, as the low approaches tonight, freezing rain is expected to move back in and may persist well into Sunday before changing over to rain. Significant rain may fall late Sunday and Sunday night creating localized flooding.

Ice build up of 10 to possibly 20 mm is likely by late Sunday.

What Do You Need to Know?

SIOUX LOOKOUT — Doug Lawrance, the Mayor of Sioux Lookout, was nominated this evening as the Ontario Liberal Party candidate for the new riding of Kiiwetinoong. “The representative we elect for Kiiwetinoong needs to have the experience and knowledge of the entire riding… Read More.

FORT FRANCES – A Fort Frances man has been fined $2,500 for trapping violations. Ralph Boettcher pleaded guilty to two counts of failing to comply with the conditions of his trapping licences and was fined a total of $2,500. Court heard that in 2015 and 2016, conservation officers investigated Boettcher’s trapping activities for his registered trapline… Read More.

Gas Up for Less

The price of a litre of gas is actually more expensive today in Dryden than Thunder Bay. Fuel prices across the region range from $1.349 in Dryden, to $1.24.4 at the Husky on Chipman Street in Kenora,  In Thunder Bay, the lowest price in the city is $1346 at the Esso on Red River Road.  Out on the Fort William First Nation, gas prices are at $1.177 at THP. You can get the latest gas prices, including Cook County MN at GasPrices on NetNewsLedger.

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