(NORTHERN ONTARIO) – A Colorado low is expected to bring in significant snowfall and winds into Thunder Bay and the region starting late Wednesday.
Below is the watch issued by Environment Canada.
Winter storm watch in effect for:
- Fort Frances – Emo – Rainy River
- Seine River Village – Mine Centre
- Ignace – English River
- Atikokan – Shebandowan – Quetico Park
- Upsala – Raith
- Cloud Bay – Dorion
- Kakabeka Falls – Whitefish Lake – Arrow Lake
- Thunder Bay
- Beardmore – Jellicoe – Macdiarmid
- Gull Bay – Black Sturgeon Lake
- Marathon – Schreiber
- Nipigon – Rossport
- Geraldton – Longlac – Caramat
- Manitouwadge – Hornepayne
- Wawa – Pukaskwa Park
- White River – Dubreuilville
A major Winter storm will affect the regions Wednesday night through Friday with heavy snow and blowing snow.
Snow accumulations may be in the 15 to 30 centimetre range. Strong northeasterly winds with gusts to 60 km/h may reduce visibility at times.
The storm is due to a Colorado Low which will make its way into northwestern Ontario late Wednesday. The heaviest snow will end late Thursday, however blowing snow may persist through Friday afternoon.
Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility in some locations. If you must travel, keep others informed of your schedule and destination and carry an emergency kit and mobile phone.
Winter storm watches are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together.