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2014-04-19 at 14:02

Winter fury continues

By Matt Vis, tbnewswatch.com
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THUNDER BAY -- Easter weekend isn’t enough incentive for Mother Nature to lighten her wintery wrath.

For nearly an hour Saturday morning the city was hammered by a low pressure system that moved in from southern Manitoba that brought a fresh accumulation of snow and severely hindered visibility.

Environment Canada released a special weather statement as of just before 11 a.m. advising motorists to be cautious of road conditions.

The weather service is forecasting the city receiving between five to 10 centimetres of snow with a 60 per cent chance to precipitation in the evening.

Temperatures are expected to be around the freezing mark, which will determine whether the city will receive rain, snow, ice pellets or a combination.

As of 2 p.m. the OPP had responded to more than 20 calls of motor vehicle incidents since the early morning.

The provincial police also closed a portion of Highway 11/17 where it meets Highway 102 in the afternoon due to several transports getting stuck on a hill as a result of poor weather conditions.

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prospector pete says:
This like the bill Murray movie ( Groud hog day ). Maybe its Christmas all over again.
4/19/2014 5:48:32 PM
ring of fire dude says:
Global warming my arse , we are in an ice age !
4/19/2014 10:41:20 PM
TBAY Duffer says:
Not really. But we are unlucky to be on the North shore of the Worlds Biggest Ice Cube.

You only have to drive a few hours south and it is spring. Today in Minneapolis it is 72 F ( 22 C ) The grass is green and they are playing golf.

4/20/2014 12:12:17 PM
mystified says:
And whats your point?
I don't think anyone is going to drive for 6 hours just to enjoy a day of 72F.
The grass has been green in Mexico all year and they have been swimming too.
4/20/2014 8:46:09 PM
Alexa says:
OLD MAN WINTER IS JUST BEING A JERK NOW
4/20/2014 9:20:19 AM
rootbear says:
I enjoy telling my grandchildren the bedtime story of a season called "summer" we used to enjoy as kids....
4/21/2014 8:01:06 AM
moi says:
As much as I dislike Toronto, as far as the weather goes..I'd rather (still) be there,with the +20 c. temps.Nothing nicer than sitting out in the sun enjoying the balmy temperatures..and then..having to come home to snow,cold,and no sunshine.Yep, maybe by July the snow will be melted up here.
4/21/2014 9:15:23 PM
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