Marten Falls Weather: Cold Snap and Snow

Winter Weather Update

January 22, 2024 – Marten Falls / Ogoki Post, Ontario

Current Weather Conditions

At 7:00 AM in Marten Falls, the temperature stands at -10°C with light snow falling. The barometric pressure is 102.2 kPa. Winds from the west at 17 km/h are creating a wind chill of -17°C, making it feel significantly colder than the actual temperature.

Forecast for Today, January 22, 2024

Daytime: Periods of light snow are expected to end later this afternoon, followed by a mix of sun and cloud. Winds will shift to the northwest at 20 km/h in the morning. The temperature is predicted to fall to -17°C in the afternoon, with a wind chill of -18°C in the morning and a much colder -31°C in the afternoon. There is a risk of frostbite, so residents should dress warmly and cover exposed skin.

Night: The sky will clear tonight, but it will be extremely cold. Winds will be up to 15 km/h. The low temperature is expected to plummet to -36°C, with a wind chill of -31°C in the evening and a dangerously cold -46°C overnight. Frostbite could occur within minutes under these conditions.

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Daytime: Sunny weather is forecasted, becoming a mix of sun and cloud in the afternoon. Winds will remain mild at up to 15 km/h. The high for the day will be -16°C, with a wind chill of -46°C in the morning and -22°C in the afternoon. The UV index will be low at 1, but the risk of frostbite remains high.

Night: The night will be cloudy with a 60 percent chance of flurries and a low of -15°C.

Historical Weather Context

The historical temperature range for Ogoki on January 21st has seen its warmest at -0.1°C and the coldest at -29.2°C, showcasing the area’s potential for extreme cold.

Wardrobe Recommendations

Given the extreme cold and risk of frostbite, it is vital to wear multiple layers, including thermal clothing, a heavy insulated coat, gloves, a hat, and insulated boots. Covering all exposed skin is crucial, especially in the late afternoon and overnight.

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