December 17, 2020 – Western and Northern Ontario Weather Update

Winter Weather

Thunder Bay – WEATHER – There are no weather alerts or warnings in effect. However we are keeping an eye on a low pressure system in Northern Manitoba that is bringing significant snow to that part of the north.

The HotSpot in Ontario this morning is -0.3 °C or 31.5 °F at Pukaskwa National Park along the north shore of Lake Superior.

Thunder Bay Weather

It is -12°C in Thunder Bay at 7:00 AM EST. The forecast is calling for a mix of sun and cloud. Winds will become south 20 km/h this afternoon. High -1°C. Wind chill =10°C this morning and -3°C this afternoon.

Tonight, the weather service says that partly cloudy skies, will yield to cloudy skies near midnight. Winds up to 15 km/h. The overnight low will be -8°C. Wind chill -12°C this evening.

Historically, the warmest it has been on this day was +5.0°C back in 1967. The lowest temperature ever recorded was -27.6°C back in 1983.

Marten Falls / Ogoki Post

Today’s high in Marten Falls will be -7°C with periods of light snow. Winds up to 15 km/h. The wind chill -17°C this morning and -10°C this afternoon.

Tonight skies should be clearing. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low -11°C. Wind chill near -16°C.

Kenora and Lake of the Woods

It is -6°C at -6:00 AM CST in Kenora. The forecast high for the day is -3°C. Environment Canada says that there will be periods of light snow ending late this morning, and then cloudy skies with a 40 percent chance of flurries. There is a risk of freezing drizzle. Winds are forecast for up to 15 km/h. Today’s wind chill will make it feel like -12°C this morning and -7°C this afternoon.

Tonight cloudy skies with a 40 percent chance of flurries this evening with risk of freezing drizzle. Winds. will shift from the south 30 km/h gusting to 50. The temperature will remain steady near -5°C. The overnight wind chill near -13°C.

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