WEATHER ALERT: Northern Ontario to get POUNDED with up to 30cm SNOW


(NORTHERN ONTARIO) – A special weather statement has been issued by Environment Canada which is indicating that a significant portion of northern Ontario will be pounded by anywhere from 10 to 30 centimetres of snow beginning early Thursday.


A “Winter Storm Warning” is expected to be issued closer to the start of the snowfall and driving conditions are expected to be unsafe. Please plan your day accordingly.

NOTE: An updated warning for Thunder Bay and area is available at this link –

Some areas closer to southern Ontario will see a rain/snow mix.

Below is the special weather statement from Environment Canada.


Special weather statement in effect for:

  • City of Thunder Bay
  • Cloud Bay – Dorion
  • Kakabeka Falls – Whitefish Lake – Arrow Lake
  • Marathon – Schreiber
  • Nipigon – Rossport
  • Beardmore – Jellicoe – Macdiarmid
  • Geraldton – Longlac – Caramat
  • Manitouwadge – Hornepayne
  • Nakina – Aroland – Pagwa
  • Wawa – Pukaskwa Park
  • White River – Dubreuilville
  • Fraserdale – Pledger Lake
  • Kapuskasing – Hearst – Smooth Rock Falls
  • Gogama – Foleyet
  • Fort Albany
  • Moosonee
  • Little Abitibi – Kesagami Lake
  • Timmins – Cochrane – Iroquois Falls

Significant snowfall Thursday into Friday.

A significant snowfall is expected to begin near Lake Superior early Thursday morning and spread northeastward towards James Bay throughout the day. The latest analysis suggests snowfall amounts of 15 to 30 cm are possible by the time the snow ends on Friday.

Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility and rapidly accumulating snow.

Snowfall or Winter Storm Warnings will likely be required as the event approaches.

Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Espanola – Killarney
  • Manitoulin Island
  • Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island
  • Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay
  • Elliot Lake – Ranger Lake
  • Greater Sudbury and vicinity
  • North Bay – Powassan – Mattawa
  • West Nipissing – French River
  • Kirkland Lake – Englehart
  • New Liskeard – Temagami

A wintry mix of precipitation Thursday into Friday.

A period of ice pellets and freezing rain is expected to begin around midday Thursday and continue through the evening hours. Ice pellet and freezing rain amounts will vary widely. Snow up to 15cm is possible in some areas.

Hazardous winter travelling conditions are expected Thursday through Friday morning. Motorists should exercise caution and expect longer travel times.

Environment and Climate Change Canada will continue to monitor this developing situation closely.