Winter storm warnings in effect for Thunder Bay area



Warnings

4:48 AM EST Sunday 06 January 2019 Winter storm warning in effect for:

  • City of Thunder Bay

A winter storm is expected overnight into Monday. A developing low pressure system is expected to track over Northwestern Ontario on Monday. Snow with this system will begin this evening and become heavy overnight. The snow will taper off by Monday evening.

Total snowfall amounts of 15 to 25 cm are likely by Monday evening. Strong southeast winds gusting up to 60 km/h will also develop Monday morning and combine with the freshly fallen snow to produce local blowing snow.

At this point, it appears that the worst conditions are most likely Monday morning and early afternoon. Snowfall rates of several centimetres per hour are possible at times.

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. Public Safety Canada encourages everyone to make an emergency plan and get an emergency kit with drinking water, food, medicine, a first-aid kit and a flashlight.

Winter storm warnings are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together.