Extreme Cold Conditions Across Northwestern Ontario to Manitoba and Minnesota

Weather Splash Arctic Low Grips Region

THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – Environment Canada is calling for a mix of sun and cloud for Thunder Bay today. The Extreme Cold Warning has been continued as of 05:00 am this morning. There is a 40 percent chance of flurries this morning, and the weather service says to expect occasional local drifting snow. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. High minus 23. The wind chill is forecast for minus 41 in the morning and minus 36 in the afternoon.

Despite the frigid temperatures, the Lakehead Region Conservation Authority has issued a Flood Outlook for the Kaministiqua River. Ice conditions on the river have already caused flooding at Fort William Historical Park. The Park as been closed until further notice as a result.

Ontario’s cold spot this morning is Sandy Lake. It is -41c. Environment Canada says that Sandy Lake’s high today will be minus 29. The wind chill will be minus 48 in the morning and minus 38 in the afternoon.

For Sioux Lookout this morning it is a frosty -37c, with mainly cloudy skies and a 40 percent chance of flurries. Winds are northwest 20 km/h. Sioux Lookout can expect a high today of minus 29. The wind chill will be minus 49 in the morning and minus 41 in the afternoon. In Sioux Lookout all school buses are cancelled.

For Dryden, expect a mix of sun and cloud with a thirty percent chance of flurries this morning. Winds of up to 15 km/h will make it feel colder. Dryden can expect a high of minus 28. The Wind Chill will be minus 49 in the morning and minus 39 in the afternoon.

Looking south from Thunder Bay, Cook County in Minnesota has equally cold temperatures. Wind Chill Warnings have been in effect, and remain in effect until Thursday.

Minnesota is in the Deep Freeze Zone

For Grand Marais Minnesota, extremely cold Arctic air and wind chills will continue across the Northland through Thursday morning. Northwest winds of 10 to 20 mph will produce wind chills of 45 to 65 below zero through the morning hours today. Expect another very cold night tonight into Thursday morning, with wind chills of 40 to 60 below zero.

Conditions will improve late Thursday morning and afternoon.


Into Manitoba, conditions are even colder

Under sunny skies, Winnipeg can expect winds up to 15 km/h. It is currently as of 08:14 a balmy -40 in Winnipeg, today’s high, if you dare call it that will be minus 31. The wind chill is minus 50 this morning and will be minus 40 in the afternoon. These are hazardous frostbite conditions.

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