Environment Canada is saying a Canadian prairie system is expected to barrel into the Kenora area today (February 10, 2022).

The storm will bring with it heavy snowfall and wind gusts that will cause residents to get out their snow shovels once again this winter.

“The snow’s going to be starting in the morning. That snow’s going to continue through the day starting to ease off through the late afternoon, early evening,” Meteorologist, Steven Flisfeder said. 

In the first 40 days of the year, Kenora has already seen a total snowfall of 74 cm.

He expects the storm will bring 40-50km/h wind blasts.

Mild temperatures will be joining the storm as a high of -6 degrees is expected today (February 10, 2022), but Flisfeder confirmed they won’t be sticking around for long.

“Following this Friday, Saturday, Sunday into early next week as well you’re looking at temperatures that aren't going to get much above the -15 degree Celsius range.”

He added that the overnight lows through the time frame will be dipping down around -25 to -30, and with the winds feeling like -35 and colder.

A burst of arctic air following a Canadian prairie storm is common Flisfeder said as the storm brings with it the northerly cold air mass.