January 3, 2021 – Western and Northern Ontario Weather Outlook

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Weather Update - Snowman

Thunder Bay – WEATHER – For January 3, 2021 there are no weather alerts or warnings for the region. The cold spot this morning at 07:00 at -15.6 °C or 3.9 °F is Washaho Cree Nation or Fort Severn.

Thunder Bay Weather Outlook

It will be a warm day in Thunder Bay. The weather forecast is calling for above seasonal normal temperatures for the next couple of days. The high today will be +2°C under mainly cloudy skies. There are fog patches in the city, but they will be dissipating this morning. Winds will be blowing at up to 15 km/h. The wind chill is making it feel more like -19°C this morning.

Tonight, the city will see partly cloudy skies. Fog patches are expected to develop this evening. Winds up to 15 km/h. The overnight low will be -8°C. The wind chill will make it feel like -7°C this evening and -12°C overnight.

While it will be warmer than usual today, the temperature will not beat the highest recorded temperature recorded in the city. The highest temperature recorded was +6.0°C back in 1984. The lowest temperature recorded was -32.8°C back in 1968.

Sachigo Lake Weather Outlook

It is -2°C in Sachigo this morning. Skies are cloudy with a 40 percent chance of flurries and a risk of freezing drizzle. Winds will be west 20 km/h becoming light early this morning. The temperature will fall to -6°C this morning then rise. The wind chill will make it feel like -9°C.
Tonight, there will be periods of snow. There is a risk of freezing drizzle this evening. Winds will be up to 15 km/h. The temperature will be steady near -1°C. The wind chill will make it feel more like -7°C.

There could be a new high temperature record set in Sachigo today. Today’s temperature will be right near the record high recorded in 2019, when it was -2.0°C. The lowest temperature recorded on this date in Sachigo was -38.0°C back in 2015.

Dryden and Vermilion Bay

It is -6°C in Dryden this morning. The forecast is calling for a mix of sun and cloud. There is a risk of freezing drizzle early this morning. Fog patches will disapate this morning. Winds will become southwest 20 km/h this morning. High +1°C. Wind chill -12°C this morning.

Tonight, skies will be mainly cloudy, with a 40 percent chance of flurries overnight and a risk of freezing rain. Winds will be up to 15 km/h. The overnight low -4°C. Wind chill near -8°C.

Dryden will likely set a new record high today. If the temperature hits the forecast high of +1, will will beat the record of 0.6°C set in 2019. The lowest temperature on this day was -29.8°C back in 2018.

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