February 10, 2021 – Western and Northern Ontario Weather Outlook

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Weather Splash Arctic Low Grips Region

Thunder Bay – WEATHER – The map of Canada shows red for weather warnings for almost all of Western Canada.

Our region remains in the grip of frigid Arctic cold. These extreme wind chill values near minus 40 this morning are expected again tonight and into Thursday morning.

The extreme cold may continue into the weekend with wind chill values approaching -40°C each night.

The City of Thunder Bay has cancelled its School Crossing Guard Service today, Wednesday, February 10, 2021, for the morning shift only due to extreme cold weather. Service is planned to resume for the afternoon shifts.

School Buses are cancelled for the day for the Kenora, Dryden, Red Lake and regions covered by the Northwestern Student Busing.

Extreme Cold Warning in effect for

  • City of Thunder Bay
  • Cloud Bay – Dorion
  • Kakabeka Falls – Whitefish Lake – Arrow Lake
  • Atikokan – Shebandowan – Quetico Park
  • Upsala – Raith
  • Fort Frances – Emo – Rainy River
  • Seine River Village – Mine Centre
  • Dryden – Vermilion Bay
  • Ignace – English River
  • Kenora – Grassy Narrows – Whitedog
  • Sioux Narrows – Nestor Falls – Morson
  • 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
  • Armstrong – Auden – Wabakimi Park
  • Beardmore – Jellicoe – Macdiarmid
  • Gull Bay – Black Sturgeon Lake
  • Marathon – Schreiber
  • Nipigon – Rossport
  • Geraldton – Longlac – Caramat
  • Manitouwadge – Hornepayne
  • Nakina – Aroland – Pagwa
  • Fort Hope – Lansdowne House – Ogoki
  • Webequie

The cold spot in Ontario is -40.2 °C in Sandy Lake.

Thunder Bay Weather Outlook

It is -32°C in Thunder Bay this morning to start the day. The wind chill is making that feel more like -41°C. We are headed for a daytime high of -20°C.

The forecast is calling for a mix of sun and cloud today. There is a 30 percent chance of snow flurries this morning. Winds will become northwest 20 km/h near noon.

Tonight, the forecast is calling for a few clouds. Winds will be up to 15 km/h. The overnight low will be -33°C. Wind chill values of -29°C this evening and -39°C overnight are expected.

Greenstone – Geraldton Weather Outlook

The temperature is -36°C in Geraldton this morning, with the wind chill it feels more like -44°C. The high for the day will be -23°C.

We are calling for a mix of sun and cloud with a 30 percent chance of snow flurries. Winds will become west 20 km/h near noon.

Tonight, the forecast is calling for partly cloudy skies with a 30 percent chance of snow flurries this evening. Skies will clear overnight. Wind up to 15 km/h. The low overnight will be -38°C. Wind chill -30°C this evening and -44°C overnight.

Sandy Lake Weather Outlook

It is -38°C in Sandy Lake this morning to start the day. The forecast is calling for a mix of sun and cloud with a 30 percent chance of snow flurries. Winds up to 15 km/h. The daytime high will be -27°C. Wind chill is at a bone-chilling -50°C this morning and -32°C this afternoon.

Tonight, skies will be partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of snow flurries. Winds up to 15 km/h. Low overnight will be -37°C. Wind chill is at -36°C this evening and -44°C overnight.

Kenora and Lake of the Woods

It is -32°C in Kenora this morning to get the day going. Of course if you didn’t plug in your vehicle, it might not be going.

All School Buses are cancelled for the region today.

We are calling for a mix of sun and clouds today with a 30 percent chance of snow flurries. Winds will be up to 15 km/h. -22°C will be the daytime high. Wind chill is at -39°C this morning and -27°C this afternoon.

Tonight, expect partly cloudy conditions with a 30 percent chance of snow flurries this evening. Winds will be up to 15 km/h. Low -34°C with the wind chill at -28°C this evening and -40°C overnight.