Kenora and Lake of the Woods Freezing Fog and Slippery Conditions

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The advisory, issued at 2:54 AM EST on Monday, February 5, 2024, specifically affects travel on Highways 105, 11, and 17.

Fog Advisory Warns of Hazardous Travel in the Region

KENORA – WEATHER – Kenora residents are encountering freezing fog at -1°C early this morning, with the humidity reaching full saturation. The barometric pressure is measured at 101.5 kPa and is on a downward trend, while east winds at 8 km/h bring the wind chill to -3°C.

A fog advisory is currently in place, alerting to challenging conditions.

Today’s Weather Forecast

The region remains under cloudy skies, with a 30 percent chance of drizzle anticipated for the afternoon.

The morning’s freezing conditions pose a risk of drizzle turning to ice, prompting warnings for those on the move. Fog patches that have settled over the area are expected to dissipate as the morning progresses.

Light winds will pick up to 15 km/h, with a high of +4°C predicted, despite a brisk wind chill of -7°C felt earlier.

Evening and Overnight Outlook

Tonight, the cloudiness continues, with persistent risks of freezing drizzle. Fog is expected to remain throughout the evening, contributing to visibility concerns with temperatures dropping to a low of -1°C.

Looking Ahead to Wednesday

Wednesday’s forecast suggests cloud cover with morning fog patches expected to clear, paving the way for a day’s high of +4°C. The UV index is low, signaling minimal sun exposure.

Wednesday Night Weather Update

The night is set to be cloudy with a 30 percent chance of flurries or rain showers, and temperatures hovering around the freezing point. The persisting fog advisory, issued at 5:33 AM EST, underscores the need for caution as dense fog can reduce visibility significantly, potentially impacting travel.

As Kenora and the Lake of the Woods area navigate through the fog advisory, residents should remain vigilant, slow down on the roads, and be prepared for sudden changes in visibility. Stay informed on weather updates to ensure safe travel and outdoor activities.

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