January 12, 2021 – Western and Northern Ontario Weather Outlook

Weather Update
Weather Update

Thunder Bay – WEATHER – The above seasonal normal weather continues in Western and Northern Ontario. This morning the cold spot in Ontario -12.0 °C or 10.4 °F reported in Washaho Cree Nation or Fort Severn. While the temperatures in Washaho are no where near the records they are above seasonal normals.

There is a weather system of note to the west of the region. Right now in Saskatchewan, there are special weather statements in effect.

Alberta clipper will hit Saskatchewan

Environment Canada says that a clipper system is going to cross Saskatchewan on Wednesday as it heads eastward. This will bring widespread strong winds of 60 gusting 80 km/h across the southern half of Saskatchewan. Those strong winds will begin in the southwest Wednesday morning, expand eastward through the day, and generally continue into Thursday. Localized severe gusts to 100 km/h are possible – most likely Wednesday afternoon or evening – though exact timing and location remain unclear as the track of this system continues to evolve.

In addition, a mix of scattered rain showers, potential freezing rain, and finally some snow will accompany the system. Amounts are generally expected to be low, but isolated snow squalls and banding could see local totals of 5 to 10 cm. With the strong winds ongoing across the south, visibilities will be reduced at times due to snow and blowing snow. The winds and lingering snow will both taper off late Thursday as the system finally departs the prairies.

Thunder Bay Weather Outlook

The temperature in Thunder Bay this morning at 07:00 am EST is -3 headed to a high of +1 under mainly cloudy skies. Winds will be up to 15 km/h.
The wind chill -7 this morning.

Tonight will see partly cloudy cloudy skies but it will become overcast near midnight. Winds up to 15 km/h. The overnight low will be -7. Wind chill -6 this evening and -12 overnight.

Washaho Cree Nation Weather Outlook

It is -12 in Fort Severn this morning. The forecast is calling for cloudy skies with a 30 percent chance of flurries. Winds will be up to 15 km/h. The daytime high -8, with the wind chill at -16 this morning and -11 this afternoon.

Tonight, conditions will remain the same, with cloudy skies and a 30 percent chance of flurries. Winds are expected at up to 15 km/h. The temperature will be steady near -10. Wind chill near -13.

Greenstone: Geraldton Weather Outlook

It is -5 in Geraldton this morning under mainly cloudy skies. Wind up to 15 km/h. High -1 with the wind chill at -10 this morning and -5 this afternoon.

Tonight will see a 70 percent chance of flurries overnight. There is a risk of freezing drizzle before morning. Winds up to 15 km/h. Low -5. Wind chill near -9.

Kenora and Lake of the Woods Weather Outlook

It is -5 in Kenora this morning. Skies are cloudy. They will become a mix of sun and cloud later this morning. Fog patches are going to be dissipating this morning. Winds up to 15 km/h. High -2. Wind chill near -10.

Tonight will see mainly cloudy skies. Fog patches will be developing overnight. Winds up to 15 km/h. Low -7. Wind chill near -10.