Weather – Fort Frances: a Wintry Mix of Clouds, Snow and a Nippy Wind Chill

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FORT FRANCES – WEATHER – Good morning, Fort Frances! It’s a frosty start at -12 degrees Celsius at 6:00 AM CST. Today promises a mix of clouds and potential flurries, accompanied by a biting wind chill. Let’s bundle up and get ready for a typical Canadian winter day.

Today’s Weather: Cloudy with a Chance of Flurries

  • The sky is mainly cloudy, with a 40 percent chance of flurries.
  • The wind is coming in strong from the northwest at 30 km/h, gusting up to 50 km/h.
  • The high for today is set at minus 11 degrees, but the wind chill factor will make it feel much colder—minus 25 this morning and minus 19 in the afternoon.
  • The UV index remains low at 1, indicating minimal sun exposure.

Tonight’s Outlook:

  • The night will continue to be mainly cloudy.
  • The northwest wind will persist at 20 km/h but will become lighter as the evening goes on.
  • The temperature will drop to a low of minus 20 degrees. With the wind chill, it will feel like minus 15 in the evening and drop to minus 24 overnight.

Looking Ahead to Tuesday, November 28th:

  • Tuesday will see a mix of sun and cloud in the morning, becoming cloudy near noon, followed by periods of snow.
  • The wind will shift to the south at 20 km/h in the morning.
  • Despite a high of minus 6 degrees, the wind chill in the morning will be a biting minus 28, improving to minus 12 in the afternoon.
  • Be aware of the risk of frostbite due to the extreme cold.
  • The UV index will stay low at 1.

Wardrobe and Safety Tips:

  • Layer up to stay warm: start with a thermal base layer, add a fleece or wool middle layer, and top with a windproof jacket.
  • A hat, gloves, and scarf are vital to protect against the wind chill.
  • Be cautious if spending extended time outdoors to prevent frostbite.

Conclusion: Residents of Fort Frances, it’s a day to embrace the winter chill with appropriate layers and caution. Stay warm, stay safe, and remember to dress for the cold. Whether you’re indoors enjoying the warmth or venturing out into the wintry landscape, today is a true testament to the resilience and beauty of the Canadian winter.

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