January 23, 2021 – Weather Outlook for Western and Northern Ontario

Weather Update - Snowman

Thunder Bay – WEATHER – There are no weather alerts or warnings in effect for the Western Ontario region today. However in the coldest place in Ontario at -35.0 °C / -31.0 °F at the airport in Washaho Cree Nation / Fort Severn Ontario’s furthest north settlement there is an extreme cold warning in effect.

There is snow in the forecast for much of the region, and although accumulations won’t be more than 2-5 centimetres, if you are headed out, drive smart. Ask yourself if that highway travel is really needed. Remember, there is a provincial stay-at-home order in effect over the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thunder Bay Weather

It is currently -14 in Thunder Bay as we are headed to a daytime high of -9. Skies will become overcast this morning. There is a 30 percent chance of flurries this afternoon. Winds will be up to 15 km/h. The wind chill is at -20 this morning and will be at -12 this afternoon.

Tonight we can expect cloudy skies to continue with a 30 percent chance of flurries this evening and after midnight. There will be periods of light snow beginning after midnight with local amounts of up to 2 centimetres likely. Wind up to 15 km/h. The temperature will climb to -5 by morning. Wind chill near -12.

Washaho Cree Nation Weather

Skies will be clear in Washaho this Saturday. The daytime high will go up from -35 this morning to -27. Winds will be at up to 15 km/h. The wind chill -45 this morning and -this afternoon. Frostbite is a danger for exposed skin at these temperatures.

Skies will remain clear overnight, with the overnight low near -30. The wind chill will make that feel more like -36. Winds will be up to 15 km/h.

Extreme Cold Warning in effect until 09:00:
  • Fort Severn

A -45 wind chill is being observed from Washaho Cree Nation /Fort Severn and the Wapusk Trail between Polar Bear Provincial Park and the Manitoba border.

Greenstone / Geraldton Weather

It is currently -18 at 07:00 in Geraldton with a forecast daytime high of -14, with the wind chill it is going to feel more like -25 this morning and -17 by this afternoon. Winds will be up to 15 km/h.

Tonight the weather forecast is calling for increasing cloudiness early this evening. There will be a 70 percent chance of light snow overnight with winds of up to 15 km/h. The overnight low will be -21. The wind chill near minus 27.

Sioux Lookout Weather

Sioux Lookout is at -18 this morning on the way to a high of -11. There will be increasing cloudiness and a 40 percent chance of flurries by this afternoon. Winds will be up to 15 km/h. The wind chill is at -30 this morning and will be -16 this afternoon. That means for this morning, there is a risk of frostbite.
Tonight, the NNL Weather room is calling for periods of snow with amounts accumulating of up to 5 cm. Winds will be from the south at 30 km/h. Overnight with the cloudy skies, the temperature will be steady near -11 however with the winds, it will feel more like -22.

Kenora and Lake of the Woods Region

It is currently at 6:15 am -13 in Kenora under cloudy skies. There is a 40 percent chance of flurries early this morning and then periods of snow beginning later this morning. Up to 2 centimetres of snow are likely. Winds will become south 20 km/h this morning. The daytime high will be -8 with the wind chill at -23 this morning and -13 this afternoon.
Tonight snow will continue with accumulations of 2-4 centimetres likely. Winds will be picking up from the northwest at 20 km/h gusting to 40 near midnight. Low overnight will be -18. The wind chill -10 this evening and -25 overnight.