January 9, 2021 – Western and Northern Ontario Weather Outlook

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Thunder Bay – WEATHER – The warmer weather trend for Western Ontario continues. Across the region temperatures remain above seasonal normals. A great time to get outside. However be careful on frozen lakes, rivers and streams the warmer conditions could be impacting the safety of frozen water bodies.

Thunder Bay Outlook

It is -3°C at 08:00 am EST under cloudy skies with a 30 percent chance of flurries this morning as well as a risk of freezing drizzle. Fog patches are going to be dissipating this morning. Winda up to 15 km/h. Temperature steady near -3°C with a wind chill near -8°C.

Tonight will see mainly cloudy skies with winds of up to 15 km/h. The overnight low will be -10°C with the wind chill at -7°C this evening and -15°C overnight.

The high and low records are not in danger of falling today. It was +4.9°C ban in 2002, and a chilly -37.9°C in 1977.

Master Corporal Ruby Edwards-Wheesk, left, shows a box containing personal protective equipment to her son Wendell. The boxes are being distributed to every resident of Fort Albany during the crisis. credit Canadian Rangers
Master Corporal Ruby Edwards-Wheesk, left, shows a box containing personal protective equipment to her son Wendell. The boxes are being distributed to every resident of Fort Albany during the crisis.
credit: Canadian Rangers

Fort Albany Weather

In Fort Albany, where Canadian Rangers are on duty delivering PPE to homes, it is -3 under forecasted increasing cloudiness. There is a 30 percent chance of snow flurries late this morning and this afternoon. Winds will be up to 15 km/h. The temperature will be steady near -4 with the wind chill near -10.

Tonight will see cloudy skies continue with a 30 percent chance of flurries. Wind up to 15 km/h. Overnight the low will be -10. The wind chill -8 this evening and -13 overnight.

Kenora and Lake of the Woods Outlook

It is -6 in Kenora at 07:00 am CST under cloudy skies. Fog patches will be dissipating this morning. Winds will be calm blowing at up to 15 km/h. The high for the day will be -3. The wind chill will make it feel more like -10 this morning and -5 this afternoon.

Tonight, overcast skies will continue. Winds will be west 20 km/h becoming light late this evening. The low overnight will be -9. The wind chill -6 this evening and -13 overnight.