Fort Frances Weather Update: Flurries Give Way to Sunny Skies


A Chilly Start to the Week with Gradual Warming and Varied Conditions

Fort Frances starts its Sunday with a temperature of -7°C, a rising barometer at 100.9 kPa, and a humidity level of 70%. West-northwest winds at 10 km/h create a wind chill of -11°C, making for a brisk morning. The weather is set to see some changes throughout the day and into the week, with conditions improving from flurries to clearer skies.

Weather Forecast Summary

  • Today: The morning will be mainly cloudy with a 60 percent chance of flurries, but skies are expected to clear by the afternoon. Northwest winds will increase to 30 km/h, gusting to 50 km/h, before becoming lighter. The high for the day is forecasted at -5°C, with wind chill values dropping to -18°C in the morning and improving to -11°C in the afternoon. The UV index remains low at 1.
  • Tonight: The night will be clear, with winds up to 15 km/h. Temperatures are expected to fall to a low of -22°C, with an evening wind chill of -17°C.
  • Monday, February 19: Fort Frances is set to enjoy sunny skies, with wind speeds up to 15 km/h. The high will be -4°C, although the wind chill in the morning could feel as cold as -27°C, becoming less severe at -7°C in the afternoon. The UV index will again be low.
  • Monday Night: Clear conditions continue, with a low of -13°C.
  • Tuesday, February 20: The day will bring a mix of sun and cloud, with temperatures rising to a high of +1°C.
  • Tuesday Night: Cloudy skies return, with a 30 percent chance of flurries and a low of -8°C.

Implications for Residents

For those in Fort Frances, the varied weather conditions highlight the need for preparedness for both cold and slightly warmer temperatures.

The significant wind chill in the mornings especially calls for dressing in layers and ensuring adequate protection against the cold.

The clear skies expected on Monday provide an opportunity for outdoor activities, albeit with caution given the cold start to the day. Residents should stay informed about the potential for flurries on Tuesday night and plan their activities and travel accordingly.

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