Weather – Thunder Bay A Chilly Start with a Very Brisk Windchill

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Good morning, Thunder Bay! With a brisk -14 degrees Celsius at 7:00 AM EST and some overnight snow, it’s a slippery start to the day. Time to channel our inner penguins for balance on those icy sidewalks and roads!

Today’s Forecast: Sun, Clouds, and a Nippy Breeze

  • We’ve had some light snow overnight, so watch out for slippery sections while commuting.
  • The weather mix includes sun and cloud, with a 40 percent chance of flurries early this morning.
  • The wind is making its presence felt, blowing from the northwest at 30 km/h and gusting up to 50 km/h.
  • The high today will be minus 10 degrees, but with the wind chill, it’ll feel more like minus 22.
  • The UV index is low at 1, so not much sunshine to warm things up.

Tonight’s Weather:

  • Partly cloudy skies are expected this evening.
  • The wind continues to be strong from the northwest at 30 km/h, gusting to 50 km/h.
  • Temperatures are expected to drop to a low of minus 16 degrees. With the wind chill, it’ll feel like a frosty minus 24.

Looking Ahead to Tuesday, November 28th:

  • Tuesday is shaping up to be mainly sunny – a nice change from today’s mix.
  • The wind will be less fierce, blowing northwest at 20 km/h and becoming lighter in the afternoon.
  • Despite a slightly higher high of minus 7 degrees, the wind chill in the morning will still be biting at minus 25, improving to minus 12 in the afternoon.
  • The UV index will remain low at 1.

Wardrobe and Safety Tips:

  • Dress in warm layers to beat the chill: thermal base, insulating middle, and wind-resistant outer.
  • Don’t forget a hat, gloves, and a scarf to keep the wind chill at bay.
  • Seniors, remember the “Walk like a Penguin” tip to maintain balance on icy surfaces.

Conclusion: Today in Thunder Bay, it’s all about staying warm and walking safely. Whether you’re stepping out into the winter wonderland or enjoying the view from indoors, remember to dress warmly and tread carefully. Enjoy the mixed bag of weather that a Canadian winter day brings!

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