Kenora Faces Snowfall Warning: Travel Challenges Anticipated Amid Heavy Snow

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KENORA – WEATHER – A Snowfall Warning is in effect for Kenora, with snow accumulations of 10 to 20 cm expected. Peak snowfall rates could reach 2 to 4 cm per hour.

Snowfall Duration

The heavy snowfall is set to continue through this afternoon, tapering to flurries from west to east as the day progresses.

Road and Walkway Hazards: Accumulating snow may render highways, roads, walkways, and parking lots difficult to navigate, increasing the risk of accidents.

Driving Advisory: Motorists are advised to adjust driving to the changing road conditions. Reduced visibility calls for reduced speed, and being prepared to stop. Watching for tail lights ahead can provide early warning of slowing or stopped traffic.

Today’s Weather Summary

Heavy snow will transition to light snow this morning before ending this afternoon, giving way to a 60% chance of flurries under cloudy skies. An additional 5 to 10 cm of snow is anticipated. The north wind at 20 km/h will become light early this afternoon, with a high of plus 1°C, though wind chill will feel like minus 7°C this morning.

Tonight’s Flurry Probability: Cloudy skies with a 70% chance of flurries are forecasted for tonight. Wind will shift to the west at 20 km/h before morning, with a low temperature of minus 5°C and wind chill near minus 11 overnight.

Saturday, 28th October Outlook

Saturday will remain cloudy with a 70% chance of flurries. Westerly winds at 20 km/h will persist, with a high temperature of minus 1°C. The morning wind chill will feel like minus 12°C, improving slightly to minus 5°C in the afternoon.

Preparation and Caution Advisory: Ensuring to dress warmly, have slip-resistant footwear, and travel cautiously is crucial. For those driving, having a well-stocked vehicle safety kit can provide invaluable assistance in navigating through snowy conditions.

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