Morning Memo: “Of Hazy Horizons and Air Quality Alarms”
Good morning, Fort Frances! Start your day by noting that there’s an air quality alert in effect due to local smoke. If you have respiratory issues or if you’re sensitive to poor air quality, it’s best to stay indoors and keep windows and doors shut. The skies seem to have a grayish palette today, with a 30% chance of rain in the forecast.
However, by early afternoon, expect those showers to make their appearance, and possibly a thunderstorm. On the wind front, it’s quite the dynamic scene with winds starting from the south at 30 km/h, gusting up to 50, and then shifting westerly with similar gusto. With temperatures reaching a pleasant 25°C and a humidex of 30°C, it’s warm but feels just a touch warmer. Sun protection is a must with a UV index of 6, which is considered high.
Night’s Narrative: “Under the Cloak of Clouds and Smoke”
Post-sunset, the showers are set to take their bow close to midnight. However, there’s a 40% chance they might encore, so it wouldn’t hurt to have that umbrella handy. Early evening also carries the risk of a thunderstorm. Local smoke is predicted to return, painting the night with its hazy strokes. The wind continues its dance, now from the northwest, gusting up to 50 km/h. As night deepens, expect cooler temperatures around 13°C.
Tomorrow’s Tease: “A Morning of Mist, an Afternoon of Clarity”
Thursday, 17th August: The day may start a bit cloudy with a 30% chance of morning showers. However, as the day progresses, skies are expected to clear, giving way to sunnier moments. Local smoke, however, persists, so continue to exercise caution. The winds from the northwest at 30 km/h are consistent companions. Temperatures are forecasted to rise to a comfortable 23°C. And once again, given the high UV index of 6, sun protection is paramount.
🚫 Air Quality Alert Reminder:
With the air quality alert and the presence of local smoke, it’s advised to limit outdoor physical activities, especially for children, the elderly, and those with respiratory or heart conditions. Stay safe, and keep an eye out for any updates on the air quality situation.
Stay safe, Fort Frances, and adapt to the whims of Mother Nature.