December 21, 2020 – Western and Northern Ontario Weather Outlook

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The light dusting of snow gets airborne in Pikangikum as the North Star Air Basler BT-67 lands.
The light dusting of snow gets airborne in Pikangikum as the North Star Air Basler BT-67 lands.

Thunder Bay – WEATHER – The cold spot in Ontario this morning is Muskrat Dam where it is a chilly -27.2 °C. There is a winter storm watch in effect for Winnipeg and all of Southern Manitoba. Further west there are winter storms.

Thunder Bay Weather Outlook

It is -10°C in Thunder Bay at 06:00 am EST with the forecast calling for a mix of sun and cloud. There is a 60 percent chance of light snow this morning. Winds up to 15 km/h. A high today of -6°C is forecast. The wind chill will make it feel colder, -17°C this morning and -10°C this afternoon.

For tonight, the weather service is calling for partly cloudy skies. There is a 30 percent chance of flurries overnight. Winds up to 15 km/h. The overnight low will be -15°C with the wind chill making it feel like -13°C this evening and -20°C overnight.

Thunder Bay is a long ways from either the hottest or coldest temperature recorded on this day. It was 9.0°C back in 1994. The coldest it has been recored is -31.1°C recorded in 1970.

Pikangikum First Nation

It is -19°C in Pikangikum First Nation. The forecast is calling for a mix of sun and cloud. Environment Canada says it will become cloudy near noon then there will be periods of light snow. Winds up to 15 km/h. High -15°C with the wind chill -25°C this morning and -19°C this afternoon.

Tonight those periods of light snow will continue but end near midnight. There will be mainly cloudy skies after midnight with a 40 percent chance of flurries. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low =17°C. Wind chill near =21°C.

Kenora and Lake of the Woods

It is -12°C in Kenora at 05:00 am CST. The forecast is calling for periods of light snow ending this morning and then a mix of sun and cloud with a 30 percent chance of flurries. Winds will be northeast 20 km/h becoming light this morning. The temperature will remain steady near -11°C. The wind chill is at -19°C this morning and -13°C this afternoon.

Tonight, partly cloudy skies with a 30 percent chance of flurries for this evening and after midnight. Winds up to 15 km/h. The overnight low will be -16°C. The wind chill near -22°C.