February 19, 2022 – Western and Northern Ontario Weather Outlook

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THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – Updated There is a Snowfall Warning for Thunder Bay, Extreme Cold Warnings for Fort Severn / Wasaho Cree Nation, Peawanuck, KI, Sandy Lake, Kasabonika, and Webequie. There is a Winter Storm Warning in effect for Nipigon, Marathon, Schreiber and Rossport.

There are weather advisories – Updated by Environment Canada for Dryden, Vermilion Bay, Kenora, Grassy Narrows, Fort Frances, Atikokan, and all along the Highway 17 corridor.

A low pressure system will be tracking across Thunder Bay and the north shore of Lake Superior from Saturday night into Sunday. That system will bring from 10 to 25 centimetres of snow.

NetNewsLedger will keep you updated on weather and highway conditions throughout the weekend.

Local Forecasts

Thunder Bay

It is -18 in Thunder Bay as of 5:00 am EST. Saturday will start with clear skies, however there will be increasing cloudiness in the afternoon. Winds will be from the west at 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light early in the afternoon. Winds will them becoming south 20 late in the afternoon. High for Saturday will be -11. Wind chill at -31 in the morning and -16 in the afternoon. Risk of frostbite in the morning for exposed skin.

10 to 15 centimetres of snow is expected on Saturday night. Winds will be from the south at 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light late in the evening. Low overnight of -11. Wind chill -22 in the evening. Before heading out on the highways, especially eastward, consider the weather and road conditions.

Fort Frances

It is -27 in Fort Frances, with the wind chill making it feel more like -36. Increasing cloudiness with periods of snow beginning early in the afternoon are forecast for Saturday. Two to four more centimetres of snow are forecast. Winds will become south 20 km/h gusting to 40 in the morning. High for Saturday of -11. Wind chill -34 in the morning and -21 in the afternoon. Risk of frostbite for exposed skin, bundle up and don’t leave your pets outside too long.

Up to five centimetres of snow is forecast for Saturday night. Winds will be from the south at 30 km/h gusting to 50 before becoming light overnight. Temperature rising to – 6 by morning. Wind chill -21 in the evening and -10 overnight.

Dryden and Vermilion Bay

Weather advisory in effect for:

Dryden – Vermilion Bay
Ignace – English River

Winter weather travel advisory in effect this afternoon through Sunday morning.

Hazards: Snow at times heavy. Total snow accumulations of 10 to 15 cm possible. Reduced visibility in heavy snow.

When: This afternoon through Sunday morning.

Snow is expected to begin in the afternoon for areas near the Manitoba border and spread east during the night. The snow is expected to end from west to east beginning Sunday morning. This snowfall is due to a low pressure system that is expected to track east across the region tonight.

It is currently -26 in Dryden. Skies will becoming cloudy this afternoon then snow, Two centimetres is expected. Wind will becoming southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 this morning. High -13. Wind chill -37 this morning and -23 this afternoon. Risk of frostbite for exposed skin.

Tonight will see snow total snowfall amounts of ten centimetres are forecast. Winds are from the south at 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light late this evening. The temperature will be rising to -10 by morning. Wind chill -23 this evening and -14 overnight.

Sachigo Lake

There is an Extreme Cold Warning in effect for Sachigo Lake today. It is -31 this morning. Saturday will start with mail clear skies, however there will be increasing cloudiness near noon then periods of light snow beginning late this afternoon. Winds will becoming southwest at 20 km/h this morning. High -18. Wind chill -37 this morning and -25 this afternoon. Risk of frostbite for exposed skin.

Tonight will see periods of light snow ending near midnight then mainly cloudy with a 30 per cent chance of flurries. Winds will becoming north at 20 km/h gusting to 40 before morning. Low -31. Wind chill -23 this evening and -43 overnight. Frostbite in minutes tonight for exposed skin.

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