Fort Frances Weather Outlook: Detailed Forecast for March 17-20, 2024

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Weather Winter making a snowman

Fort Frances is currently experiencing cold conditions, with the temperature at -9°C early in the morning. The weather outlook, as observed at 4:00 AM CDT on Sunday, March 17, 2024, predicts mainly cloudy skies with periods of snow and flurries, along with some sunny intervals in the upcoming days. Significant wind chill factors are a highlight of the forecast, indicating the need for warm clothing.

Today’s Weather Overview

Current Conditions
  • Temperature: -9.0°C
  • Pressure: 101.9 kPa, Rising
  • Humidity: 69%
  • Wind: NNW at 22 km/h, gusting to 39 km/h
  • Wind Chill: -17

Although current conditions were not specifically observed, the temperature and wind suggest a chilly atmosphere, with the wind chill making it feel significantly colder.

Expected Conditions
  • Today: The day will be mainly cloudy, with a 40 percent chance of flurries in the morning. Winds from the north at 20 km/h, gusting to 40 km/h, will bring the high to -6°C. The wind chill factor will make it feel like -18°C in the morning and slightly warmer at -13°C in the afternoon. The UV index will be low at 2.
  • Tonight: Cloudiness continues, with the wind slowing to become light in the evening. Temperatures are expected to drop to a low of -17°C, with wind chills of -14°C in the evening worsening to -19°C overnight.
  • Monday, March 18: The day starts mainly cloudy, with periods of snow beginning in the afternoon, expected to accumulate to 2 cm. Light winds up to 15 km/h will prevail, with a high of -2°C. Morning wind chill factors could reach -21°C, improving to -7°C in the afternoon. The UV index is moderate at 3. Cloudy periods will follow at night, along with a 40 percent chance of flurries, and a low of -6°C.
  • Tuesday, March 19: A mix of sun and cloud, with a 40 percent chance of flurries, marks a slightly warmer day with a high of +1°C. Nighttime will see cloudy periods with a significant drop in temperature to -18°C.
  • Wednesday, March 20: The day offers a mix of sun and cloud with a high of -4°C. The night is expected to be cold, with cloudy periods and a low of -21°C.

Wardrobe Recommendations

Prepare for the cold by dressing in layers, with a focus on insulation and wind protection. Warm outerwear, gloves, hats, and scarves are essential, especially during early mornings and evenings when the wind chill factor is most significant.

Weather Trivia

Fort Frances, like many parts of Northern Ontario, can experience rapid changes in weather conditions due to its geographical location. The combination of cold Arctic air and the potential for sudden snowfalls contributes to the region’s unique climate characteristics.

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