Winter Weather Update for Kenora and Surrounding Areas: Flurries Followed by Clear Skies

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Warm weather in recent days has some of the critters who sleep waking up - Watch for skunks!
Warm weather in recent days has some of the critters who sleep waking up - Watch for skunks!

Kenora, Whitedog, Grassy Narrows, and Clearwater Bay Experience Light Snow and Chilly Winds

The Kenora Airport reports a chilly -8°C with light snowfall early this morning, indicating the start of a cold day across the region including Whitedog, Grassy Narrows, and Clearwater Bay. The barometer reading of 100.8 kPa suggests rising atmospheric pressure, with humidity at 72%. Northwest winds are strong, blowing at 18 km/h and gusting to 29 km/h, creating a wind chill effect that feels like -14°C.

Detailed Weather Outlook

  • Today: The day begins mainly cloudy with a 60 percent chance of morning flurries. However, the weather is expected to clear by the afternoon. Winds from the northwest at 30 km/h, gusting to 50 km/h, will become light early in the morning. The high is forecasted to be -5°C, with wind chill values of -18°C in the morning improving to -11°C by the afternoon. The UV index remains low at 1.
  • Tonight: The evening will see clear skies, with winds up to 15 km/h. Temperatures are expected to drop to a low of -22°C, with an evening wind chill of -17°C.
  • Monday, February 19: The forecast predicts sunny skies throughout the day, with winds up to 15 km/h. The high will be near -4°C, with significant wind chill effects of -27°C in the morning warming slightly to -7°C in the afternoon. The UV index will be low.
  • Monday Night: Clear conditions continue, with a nighttime low of -13°C.

Implications for Residents and Visitors

For individuals in Kenora, Whitedog, Grassy Narrows, and Clearwater Bay, the forecasted weather conditions suggest a need for caution during morning activities due to potential flurries and significant wind chill.

As skies clear, outdoor activities may become more enjoyable, but residents and visitors alike should remain prepared for cold temperatures, particularly in the morning and late evening.

Dressing in layers, ensuring proper winter gear is used, and staying informed about the latest weather updates are crucial steps for safely navigating these winter conditions.

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