February 7, 2021 – Western and Northern Ontario Weather Outlook

Extreme Cold

Extreme Cold Wind Chill Values to -40 to -45 in Region

Thunder Bay – WEATHER – Almost all of Western Canada is in the grip of frigid Arctic weather. Thunder Bay is the only place in Western Ontario without a weather warning for Extreme Cold this morning.

While Thunder Bay is not in any weather alert or warning, it is -27°C in the city with the wind chill at -37°C at 07:30 am EST this morning. Bundle Up!

For much of the region today is a day likely for reading a good book, binge watching Netflix, or Amazon Prime, or learning a new skill.

Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

  • Kenora – Grassy Narrows – Whitedog
  • Sioux Narrows – Nestor Falls – Morson
  • Dryden – Vermilion Bay
  • Ignace – English River
  • Fort Frances – Emo – Rainy River
  • Seine River Village – Mine Centre
  • Atikokan – Shebandowan – Quetico Park
  • Upsala – Raith
  • Kakabeka Falls – Whitefish Lake – Arrow Lake
  • Ear Falls – Perrault Falls – Western Lac Seul
  • Red Lake – Woodland Caribou Park
  • Pikangikum – Poplar Hill – MacDowell
  • Sandy Lake – Weagamow Lake – Deer Lake
  • Big Trout Lake – Kasabonika
  • Sachigo Lake – Bearskin Lake
  • Fort Severn
  • Pickle Lake – Cat Lake
  • Summer Beaver – Wunnummin Lake – Kingfisher Lake
  • Savant Lake – Sturgeon Lake
  • Sioux Lookout – Eastern Lac Seul
  • Armstrong – Auden – Wabakimi Park
  • Gull Bay – Black Sturgeon Lake

The weather service says that a multi-day episode of very cold wind chills is expected.

There will be extreme wind chill values of -40°C to -45°C this morning, then again tonight and Monday night.

There will be some improvement during the afternoons as temperatures warm slightly, before temperatures fall again in the evenings. The extreme cold may continue for the remainder of the week with wind chill values approaching -40°C each night.

At these temperatures, exposed skin will freeze almost immediately. Remember too that if it is cold for you is also cold for dogs, cats, and livestock.

Thunder Bay Weather Outlook

It is -27°C this morning in Thunder Bay under partly cloudy skies. Skies will be clearing todaye. Winds will be west 20 km/h gusting to 40. The daytime high -20°C. The wind chill makes it feel like -37°C this morning and -30°C this afternoon.

Tonight will see clear skies. The low overnight will be -30°C. The wind chill -31°C this evening and -42°C overnight. This means frostbite in minutes. Wind will be west 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light early this evening. Wind will be west 20 after midnight.

Greenstone – Geraldton Forecast

It is -28°C in Geraldton this morning under a mix of sun and cloud with a 60 percent chance of flurries. Winds will become west 20 km/h late this morning. It won’t be warming up much today the daytime high -23°C. With the wind chill during the day it will feel like -38°C. There is a very real risk of frostbite.

Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies with a 40 percent chance of snow flurries earlier in the evening then clear skies. Winds will be west 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light after midnight. The low overnight will be -31°C. The wind chill will be -36°C this evening and -41°C overnight.

Sachigo Lake Weather Outlook

It is -32°C in Sachigo this morning with periods of light snow. Winds are from the west at 30 km/h gusting to 50. The daytime high for Sunday will be -27°C. The wind chill is near -46°C.

Tonight expect mainly cloudy skies with a 60 percent chance of snow flurries. Wind will be from the west at 30 km/h gusting to 50. The overnight low will be -32°C with the wind chill at -46°C: Exposed skin and frostbite will happen in minutes.

Kenora and Lake of the Woods

It is a chilly -34°C in Kenora this morning. Skies are clear. Wind are from the west at 20 km/h. -25°C will be the daytime high. The wind chill is making it feel like -47°C this morning and -35°C this afternoon. Frostbite in minutes.

Tonight will see a low of -34°C with an overnight wind chill from -35°C to -43°C. Winds will be blowing at up to 15 km/h. Frostbite in minutes.

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