Fort Frances Welcomes a Warming Trend: Detailed Weather Outlook

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FORT FRANCES WEATHER – Fort Frances will experience a gentle nudge towards warmer days, as observed in the early hours of Thursday, March 7, 2024. With the current temperature marking a chilly start at -7.2°C, the community is poised for a slow but sure transition into milder weather.

Our NNL Weather Desk Forecast© comprehensive forecast provides insight into the current conditions and what residents can expect through to Sunday.

Today’s Weather Overview

Current Conditions

As of 6:00 AM CST, the temperature in Fort Frances stands at -7.2°C, with a dew point of -11.0°C indicating dry air. The humidity level is measured at 74%, under a barometric pressure of 101.8 kPa that is on the rise, suggesting an improving weather pattern.

Winds from the southwest blow at 16 km/h, with gusts reaching up to 29 km/h, contributing to a wind chill of -14, making it feel notably colder than the actual temperature.

Historical Context

This early March weather is typical for Fort Frances, with the region often experiencing the last grips of winter while eagerly anticipating the onset of spring. The current conditions and forecasted warming trend are a welcome change from the colder temperatures of the winter months.

Extended Forecast

Expected Conditions

Today, the area will see a mix of sun and cloud, with a 40% chance of flurries in the morning. Winds from the southwest at 20 km/h will become lighter as the morning progresses, reaching a high of -2°C. The wind chill will make it feel as cold as -15°C in the morning, improving to -6°C in the afternoon, under a low UV index of 2.

Tonight, clouds will gather, and the wind will slow to up to 15 km/h, dropping temperatures to a low of -17°C. The wind chill will vary from -9°C in the evening to -20°C overnight, emphasizing the need for warm clothing.

Friday introduces overcast skies, with light winds and a high of zero, although the morning will start with a biting wind chill of -21°C. The UV index remains low at 1. Cloudy periods will persist into the night, with temperatures falling to -12°C.

The weekend outlook brightens significantly, with sunny skies forecasted for Saturday and a high of +3°C, followed by a clear night with a low of -11°C. Sunday promises even warmer weather, with sunny skies and a high of 9°C, and a clear night with a low of -5°C, hinting at a pleasant end to the weekend.

Wardrobe Recommendations

Residents should prepare for varying temperatures throughout the day, with layers being the most practical choice. Warm outerwear is essential in the mornings and evenings when wind chills dip, while lighter layers can be adapted as the day warms. Sun protection may also be necessary over the weekend as the UV index increases with the clearer skies.

Weather Trivia

Fort Frances often experiences significant weather shifts in March, a month known for its unpredictable patterns as winter gives way to spring. These transitions can offer some of the most dynamic and beautiful weather of the year in the region.


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