As dawn breaks over Kenora and the Lake of the Woods region, a gentle snowfall blankets the area, with temperatures at the airport registering a chilly -11°C. The day ahead promises to be quintessentially wintry, reflecting the serene yet frosty essence of the region.
- Snowy Scenes: Kenora residents and visitors will witness a steady snowfall throughout the day, adding an expected 2 to 4 cm to the winter wonderland. The northeast wind, blowing at 20 km/h, will decrease later in the morning, offering a brief respite from the chill.
- Wind Chill Factor: The day’s high will struggle to rise above -11°C, and the wind chill will make it feel closer to a biting -20°C.
- Easing Snowfall: As the evening sets in, the snow is expected to taper off near midnight, leaving the skies mainly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of lingering flurries. The wind, remaining from the northeast at 20 km/h, will calm down as the night progresses.
- Plummeting Temperatures: The temperature will drop to -20°C, but the wind chill will hover around -18°C in the evening, dropping further to -26°C overnight.
Looking Ahead to Friday and Saturday:
- Friday’s Sunshine: January 12, Friday, promises a break from the snow with mainly sunny skies. However, the high will only reach -14°C, and the wind chill in the morning will be a frigid -27°C, warming slightly to -20°C in the afternoon.
- Weekend Preview: Saturday, January 13, will see a mix of sun and cloud, with a 30 percent chance of flurries. The high is expected to be a frosty -20°C. Nighttime will bring cloudy periods with a 40 percent chance of flurries and a low of -27°C.
In summary, Kenora and the Lake of the Woods are fully in winter’s grip, with snowfall, biting wind chills, and frigid temperatures. Residents should dress warmly and be prepared for rapidly changing weather conditions.