April 15, 2018 – Weather Update for Thunder Bay and North Shore Lake Superior

Winter Storm
Weather map in Space and Satellite

THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – It is hard to believe this isn’t a really late April Fool’s joke. The winter storm bearing down on Northern Ontario is expected to impact the City of Thunder Bay and the entire region including the entire North Shore of Lake Superior.

On the south side of the lake, waves are very high. There is a gale warning in effect, and there have been ships that left Thunder Bay on Saturday and turned back. We are seeing an old-fashioned style storm already wind and waves wise.

Winter storm warning in effect for:

  • City of Thunder Bay
  • Cloud Bay – Dorion
  • Kakabeka Falls – Whitefish Lake – Arrow Lake
  • Marathon – Schreiber
  • Nipigon – Rossport
  • Wawa – Pukaskwa Park
  • White River – Dubreuilville

A major winter storm is expected.

A slow moving weather system approaching from southwest of the Great Lakes is expected to bring winter storm conditions today through Monday night.

Snow has begun near the eastern shores of Lake Superior and will spread northeastward through tonight.

Significant snowfall accumulations of 20 to 30 cm, as well as brisk winds gusting up to 50 km/h, will result in localized blowing snow and difficult travel conditions today through Monday.

Environment Canada will continue to closely monitor this situation and provide further updates as the storm evolves.

Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow.

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