Light Snow and Flurries Mark the Forecast for the Coming Days
Early risers in Kenora, Grassy Narrows, Whitedog, and the Lake of the Woods region are greeted with light snow and a brisk -7°C as of 5:40 AM CST.
The barometer, showing a rise at 101.1 kPa, suggests improving atmospheric conditions, yet the high humidity at 94% and a gentle north wind at 3 km/h paint a picture of a damp and chilly start to the day.
Today’s Weather Outlook: A Closer Look
- Cloudy Skies with a Chance of Flurries: The forecast predicts a cloudy day ahead, with a 40% chance of flurries across the region. Winds are expected to increase slightly, reaching up to 15 km/h, making for a high of -4°C. Despite the relatively mild temperature, the wind chill will make it feel closer to -10°C, a reminder of the season’s chill. The UV index remains low at 1, minimizing the risk from solar radiation but not from the cold.
Tonight: A Continuation of Winter’s Theme
- Clouds and Flurries Persist: The evening will remain cloudy with a persistent 40% chance of flurries. Winds will maintain their pace at up to 15 km/h, and temperatures will dip to a low of -11°C. The wind chill will vary, feeling like -8°C in the evening before dropping to -13°C overnight, emphasizing the need for warm, protective clothing.
Looking Ahead to Tuesday, 13 Feb
- Sunshine Peeks Through Clouds: Tuesday promises a slight shift in the weather pattern with a mix of sun and cloud. Wind speeds will remain steady, and the high for the day is set at -4°C. Morning wind chill is expected to be particularly brisk at -14°C, improving to -6°C in the afternoon. The consistent low UV index indicates little change in solar exposure.
Wednesday, 14 Feb: Anticipating More Flurries
- Increased Flurry Activity: Valentine’s Day brings with it a 60% chance of flurries during the day, adding a wintry touch to any romantic plans. The high is expected to be -5°C, continuing the trend of chilly but bearable daytime temperatures. The night sees a reduced 30% chance of flurries and a colder low of -13°C, setting the stage for a frosty evening.
Weather Impact and Precautions for Residents This weather report for the Kenora, Grassy Narrows, Whitedog, and Lake of the Woods region underscores the importance of staying prepared during the winter months.
With fluctuating chances of flurries and varying wind chill values, residents and visitors alike should remain vigilant about dressing warmly and keeping an eye on the forecast.
The mix of cloudy skies, occasional sunlight, and the prospect of snowflakes highlights the beauty and unpredictability of winter in Northwestern Ontario.