Greenstone/Geraldton Weather Update: A Chilly and Snowy Weekend Ahead

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GERALDTON – WEATHER – As of 7:00 AM EDT on March 16, 2024, the Geraldton area in Greenstone is experiencing cloudy skies with temperatures hovering just below the freezing point. With the mercury at 0.9°C and a 100% humidity level, the day has started on a damp note. A light west-southwest wind is blowing at 11 km/h, slightly reducing visibility to 16 km. The weather forecast for the weekend indicates a mix of snow and rain, with temperatures set to drop, highlighting the unpredictable nature of spring weather in Northern Ontario.

Today’s Weather Overview

The morning’s cloudy skies are expected to bring periods of flurries, at times heavy, or rain showers, with a predicted snowfall of 2 cm. Winds are forecast to shift to the northwest, increasing to 30 km/h with gusts reaching up to 50 km/h around noon. Temperatures will peak at a mild +3°C before a sharp decline to -2°C by the afternoon. The UV index will remain low at 1, indicating minimal sun exposure throughout the day.

Tonight, the weather takes a turn for the colder with periods of snow and local blowing snow anticipated. Snowfall could accumulate an additional 2 to 4 cm, while strong northwest winds continue at 30 km/h, gusting to 50 km/h. The temperature is expected to plummet to -10°C, with wind chill values making it feel as cold as -19°C overnight.

Tomorrow’s Forecast

Sunday will start with periods of snow ending in the morning, giving way to cloudy skies and a 40 percent chance of flurries throughout the day. Another 2 cm of snow could accumulate, with north winds blowing at 30 km/h, gusting to 50 km/h. Temperatures will remain steady near -8°C, with wind chill values between -20°C in the morning and -14°C in the afternoon. The UV index will be slightly higher at 2 but still considered low.

Sunday night will remain cloudy with a 30 percent chance of flurries, and temperatures dipping to a chilly -16°C.

Looking Ahead to Monday

The forecast for Monday shows a slight improvement with a mix of sun and cloud and a high of -5°C, offering a brief respite from the weekend’s snow and wind. However, snow is expected to return Monday night, with temperatures falling to -12°C, suggesting that winter’s grip remains firm over Greenstone/Geraldton as March progresses.

Wardrobe Recommendations

With fluctuating temperatures and snow conditions, residents and visitors are advised to dress in warm, layered clothing. Waterproof outerwear, insulated boots, and gloves are essential to navigate the snowy and windy conditions comfortably.

Weather Trivia

Greenstone’s weather is notably influenced by its geographical location, which can lead to rapid changes in weather conditions, especially during the transitional seasons. The region’s ability to experience all four seasons in a single day is a testament to the dynamic and often unpredictable nature of its climate.

As the weather continues to evolve, stay informed and prepared for the changing conditions to ensure a safe and comfortable weekend.

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