February 3, 2021 – Western and Northern Ontario Weather Outlook

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North Star Air Basler BT-67 Photo credit: Phillipe Dobrzanski, Captain, PC12
North Star Air Basler BT-67 Photo credit: Phillipe Dobrzanski, Captain, PC12

Thunder Bay – WEATHER – Good morning Western and Northern Ontario. The cold spot in Ontario this morning at -26.4°C or -15.5°F is Nagagami. There are no weather warnings or weather alerts for our region.

There is a major winter storm in the Northeastern United States. It has dumped snow over many areas.

This includes New York where Reuters has Tweeted about the “Naked Cowboy” for whom the show must go on

Thunder Bay Weather Outlook

It is -14°C in Thunder Bay at 06:00 am EST headed to a daytime high of 0°C today. Skies are cloudy but will become a mix of sun and cloud this morning. Winds will be south 20 km/h late this morning. The wind chill is making it feel like -19°C this morning.

Tonight will see mainly cloudy. There is a 40 percent chance of snow flurries after midnight, then periods of light snow beginning overnight. There is a risk of freezing drizzle after midnight. Winds up to 15 km/h. The temperature will be steady near -1°C with the wind chill near -7°C.

Greenstone Geraldton Weather Outlook

It is -24°C this morning to start the day in Geraldton under clear skies, heading to a daytime high of -1°C. The skies will become a mix of sun and cloud later this morning. Winds will be up to 15 km/h. This morning the wind chill will make it feel more like -29°C this morning and -5°C this afternoon. There is a risk of frostbite with the wind chill this morning.

Tonight will start with partly cloudy skies. There is a 40 percent chance of flurries overnight with a risk of freezing drizzle. Winds will be up to 15 km/h. The temperature will be steady at -4°C. The wind chill will be near -9°C.

Pickle Lake Weather Outlook

It is -7°C in Pickle Lake this morning under mainly cloudy skies headed to a daytime high of -1°C. There is a 40 percent chance of snow flurries this afternoon. Winds will be from the south 20 km/h becoming light this morning. The wind chill is at -14°C this morning and -5°C this afternoon.

Tonight, there is a 40 percent chance of snow flurries this evening. Then periods of light snow beginning near midnight. There is a risk of freezing drizzle overnight. Winds will be up to 15 km/h. Low -6°C. Wind chill -5°C this evening and -10°C overnight.

Sachigo Lake Weather Outlook

It is -5°C in Sachigo Lake this morning. Skies are cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow flurries and the risk of freezing drizzle. Winds will be up to 15 km/h. The temperature will be steady near minus 3. With the wind chill it will feel like -9°C.

Tonight, the weather service is calling for snow. Expect from 5 to 10 centimetres. Winds will become northeast 20 km/h near midnight. The low overnight will be -14°C. Wind chill -7°C this evening and -22°C overnight.

Kenora and Lake of the Woods

It is -8°C in Kenora this morning at 05:00 am CST under cloudy. There is a 40 percent chance of flurries or ice pellets this afternoon. Winds will be from the south at 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light late this afternoon. The daytime high for Wednesday will be -3°C. The wind chill is -14°C this morning and will be -7°C this afternoon.

Tonight Cloudy. 40 percent chance of flurries this evening. Periods of snow beginning late this evening. Risk of freezing drizzle this evening and overnight. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind becoming northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 overnight. Low minus 9°C. Wind chill minus 5°C this evening and minus 16°C overnight.


Why Western and Northern Ontario?

If you look at a map of Canada, the major population centres from Thunder Bay to Kenora are south of Winnipeg, Regina, Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver.

Our region, called Northwestern Ontario is Toronto-Centrically named. We are North of Toronto.

So realistically Northern Ontario is from Pickle Lake and North to Hudson Bay.