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Over two feet of snow expected in some areas

Tuesday, January 07, 2014   by: Staff
Wind chill warning for city of Thunder Bay - Kenora - Nestor Falls - Dryden - Ignace - Fort Frances - Rainy Lake - Atikokan - Upsala - Quetico - Superior West - Red Lake - Ear Falls - Sioux Lookout - Savant Lake - Lake Nipigon - Wabakimi - Geraldton - Manitouwadge - Hornepayne - Nipigon - Marathon - Superior North.

Wind chills from minus 40 to minus 45 again tonight.

Conditions will begin to moderate slowly Wednesday.

Extreme caution is advised for people heading outdoors.

Exposed skin may freeze in less than five minutes.

Snow squall warning for Sault Ste. Marie - St. Joseph Island - Searchmont - Montreal River Harbour - Batchawana Bay.

Snow squalls today through Wednesday.

Northwest winds off lake superior have generated snow squalls which will continue to affect the region today through Wednesday. 

Local snow amounts of 20 to 30 cm per 12 hours and sudden nil visibilities in heavy snow and blowing snow are expected.

There is potential for the snow squalls to become nearly stationary across the region. 

If this happens, total local snowfall amounts of 50 to 75 cm are quite possible by Wednesday evening.

Motorists should alter travel plans accordingly given the dangerous winter driving conditions in the area.

Snow squall watch for Agawa - Lake Superior Park.

Snow squalls possible today into Wednesday.

Snow squalls off Lake Superior may drift into regions north of Montreal River Harbour tonight into Wednesday. 

If this happens expect local snowfall amounts up to 15 cm, as well as sudden very low to nil visibility in bursts of heavy snow and blowing snow.

Wind chill warning ended for White River - Dubreuilville - Wawa - Pukaskwa Park - Agawa - Lake Superior Park - Chapleau - Missinaibi Lake - Gogama - Foleyet - Kirkland Lake - Englehart - New Liskeard - Temagami - Manitouwadge - Hornepayne - Timmins - Cochrane - Iroquois Falls


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Mr. Poster 1/7/2014 12:03:47 PM Report

THEY ALWAYS OVER ESTIMATE....and that's a good thing lol
hockeypucker 1/7/2014 12:46:41 PM Report

Mr poster your a fool
learningaswego 1/7/2014 12:47:35 PM Report

Let's hope they have this time, also.
Green Eggs and Ham 1/7/2014 12:58:17 PM Report

I just double checked the actual weather statement and 20-30cm per 12 hours is expected near Searchmont, 5-10cm per 12 hours is expected in the Sault. Hopefully this weather system does not stall over our area, or it's going to be a lot to clean up! Hurry up spring LOL
Fhearghuis 1/7/2014 12:59:08 PM Report

Except for when they under estimate.

I don't have to leave the house today, so I'm loving this. I do feel sorry for those that have to be out in this. My husband spends 90% of his work day outside. And I don't envy anyone that has to drive in this. But, I think I'll be disappointed when the flakes stop falling.

scottstewy123 1/7/2014 1:13:05 PM Report

Resident 1/7/2014 1:25:50 PM Report

In my understanding (and looks like this is happening) global warming/climate change results in EXTREME weather conditions. This includes EXTREME cold (as a large part of Canada and the U.S. are experiencing), EXTREME heat (as in Austrailia at the moment), EXTREME drought (as in Austrailia at the moment), EXTREME precipitation (as Great Britain has received), and more EXTREME weather as in tornadoes and hurricaines. There is likely a "cyclical" component to our weather also.

The narrow/closed minded pick one thing and bend/break the truth and think that that shows that their "thinking" is "right".
MikeQ 1/7/2014 1:28:29 PM Report

Technically global warming doesn't exist... it's more accurately referred to as "Climate Change" which has been happening. Look at the increase in tropical storms and hurricanes. I don't foresee us seeing much in yearly warming temperatures, but global climate change is pretty apparent.
MikeQ 1/7/2014 1:29:37 PM Report


Just saw your post after posting mine... I'm agreeing with you, not arguing the same side of the conversation lol.
Resident 1/7/2014 1:39:14 PM Report

MikeQ: No problem.
Resident 1/7/2014 1:40:24 PM Report

Scottstewy: And the earth is flat!
jade 1/7/2014 2:05:08 PM Report

Yeeeeeeeehaaaaaaaaa let it snow like I remember it
Dictionary 1/7/2014 2:24:21 PM Report

i love how "global" warming is measured by whatever the weather is like in north america...

when it's hot the hippies come out in force proclaiming it's global warming! when it's cold all the uneducated hillbillies come out and do the same!

realistically all this does is demonstrate and incredibly limited and false understanding of how climate change is being created, and how it affects the global weather patterns.
Nunavut 1/7/2014 2:30:49 PM Report

Resident stated �The narrow/closed minded pick one thing and bend/break the truth and think that that shows that their "thinking" is "right".

Hmmm sort of like when the global warming folks could not prove global warming was actually happening (has not increased in last 15 years) they decided to call it �climate change� to show that their thinking still warranted Gore and Suzuki getting $$$ speaking engagements and left wing political agenda to push social change on the back of a �crisis� that was no longer occurring.
I guess that�s the kind of bend and break the truth your talking about eh �resident� . I wonder how many lives could have been saved in hospitals around the world if money wasted on �global warming� had been better spent on health and welfare. But I guess the global warming nutbars will never apologize for that wasted spending and lives lost.
Nunavut 1/7/2014 2:33:27 PM Report

whats the trick to prevent quotation marks from ending up as #65533 in final posts...sorry just read them in above post as quotation marks
Sam C 1/7/2014 2:43:57 PM Report

Dictionary... perhaps our media concentrates on the weather in North America, but extremes in weather are being experienced world-wide.

Australia is expecting temps over 100F next week, for instance. And perhaps you've heard about the floods and unexpectedly heavy snowfalls in Europe recently?

Twistinwrenches 1/7/2014 2:45:08 PM Report

All these global warming,climate change religion types have so much invested into it that they cannot admit that they were fooled by the hoax.
Buck 1/7/2014 2:46:13 PM Report

Here's hoping we have to stay home tomorrow then. Can't be the only one having a hard time going back to a 5 day work week after the holidays.
havenesegal 1/7/2014 3:23:47 PM Report

Maybe its the beginning of the 2014 ice age lol
mallet 1/7/2014 3:46:10 PM Report

Sam C

While I do agree with a lot of what you say, the world has gone through various stages like this before, just takes a lot longer than most people live. Did the world not have an ice age about 10thousand years ago, and then it warmed up again did it not? So for the next 4 or 5 thousand years it will get colder, and there will be another ice age. As for Europe in my life time 1944/5 winter was one of the worst, then again in 1947 there was a lot of snow but from then on there was hardly any really harsh weather. Here many oldtimers will remember winters that there was harsh weather, lots of snow and then about 15 years ago people were washing cars on Christmas day in the Sault. Weather goes in cycles, last few years have spoiled us into thinking we are escaping the worst, Mother Nature sometimes plays tricks.
zedicus 1/7/2014 5:19:05 PM Report

great to be a northerner :)
RStephens 1/7/2014 6:32:50 PM Report

Please bear in mind that it is summer in Australia now. That whole hemisphere thing.

100f not so impressive if you look at it like that.
Gater 1/7/2014 6:40:35 PM Report

Hwy 17 likely wont open for a couple of days reports of 2.5 ft snow over road already .. And lots more on the way..
S.M.A.R.T. 1/7/2014 8:00:15 PM Report

Climate change is a natural fact of life and I find it arrogant on our part to believe that we as humans have a significant effect on the world's climate. Case in point, the ice age and the extreme glaciation it brought about, not to mention the warm-up that melted glaciers over a mile thick. Now that my friends, is extreme climate change and I don't think there were too many cars, factories, aerosol cans, etc. at the time. But now that I think about it, there may have been a lot of dinosaur flatulence. I can't make light of all the theories regarding the causes of global warming, so the latter is a concession to those who believe that global warming is caused by all the cattle farting on good old planet Earth, the greatest spaceship known to man.
blackspruce 1/7/2014 8:14:57 PM Report

still wonder with the poor weather out there why do so many have to ride up your butt or drive like their giving free beer away on the other side of the city. Slow down people and leave some space between the vehicle in front
Resident 1/7/2014 8:21:51 PM Report

Nunavut: If thinking that mankind should be a better steward to the earth makes me narrow minded I plead guilty.

I have no idea how much money has been taken from sick children (or anything/anyone else) in order to promote climate change OR deny it.

(Speaking of children I do think that mans' inhumanity to man results in much death and destruction including far too many children. However, that's off the subject.)
chichismom 1/7/2014 8:55:08 PM Report

It's been pretty freakin' cols up here north of the Soo, but we haven't broken any record lows yet i don't believe. It's just the length of the cold snap that wears on ya...
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