Winter Weather Advisory for Kenora and Lake of the Woods Region

Winter Storm Watch

Kenora – Weather – Kenora and the surrounding Lake of the Woods region are currently under a winter weather travel advisory as light snowfall marks the beginning of a potentially hazardous day. With the temperature hovering around -3.9°C early this Sunday morning, residents and travelers are advised to prepare for challenging conditions.

Today’s Weather Overview

Current Conditions

At Kenora Airport, observations at 5:00 AM CST report light snow with the temperature standing at -3.9°C. The pressure is falling at 101.1 kPa, accompanied by an east-northeast wind blowing at 27 km/h, gusting up to 45 km/h, which brings the wind chill down to -11°C. Visibility is relatively clear at 13 km, despite the ongoing snowfall.

Expected Conditions

Today, snow will transition to freezing drizzle by the morning, adding 2 to 4 cm of snowfall. Winds from the east at 30 km/h, gusting to 50 km/h, will make the high of 0°C feel significantly colder, with a wind chill of -11°C in the morning. The UV index will remain low at 1.

Tonight, the snow is expected to end after midnight, giving way to cloudy skies with a 60% chance of light snow and a risk of freezing rain early in the evening. Additional snowfall of 5 cm is anticipated, with southeast winds shifting to the southwest at 30 km/h, gusting to 60 km/h, and a low of -8°C. The wind chill will drop to -15°C overnight.

Monday will remain cloudy, with steady southwest winds at 30 km/h, gusting to 50 km/h. Temperatures will hover around -8°C, with a wind chill nearing -18°C. The UV index will stay low at 1.

Wardrobe Recommendations

Given the forecast, residents and travelers should dress in warm, layered clothing, including a waterproof outer layer to protect against snow and freezing drizzle. Ensure footwear provides adequate insulation and grip for icy conditions. Don’t forget to cover exposed skin to prevent frostbite during low wind chills.

Historical Context

The onset of March often brings unpredictable weather to the Kenora and Lake of the Woods area, with today’s conditions adding to the historical variability seen at this time of year. The expected snowfall, coupled with the transition to freezing rain or drizzle, highlights the diverse winter weather patterns that can impact the region.

Weather Trivia

Kenora’s historical weather records reveal a wide range of winter conditions, from heavy snowfalls to sudden warm spells, showcasing the dynamic nature of the region’s climate.

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