Sault Ste. Marie Weather Outlook: March 17-20, 2024

Discover the latest weather forecast for Sault Ste. Marie, including a special weather statement warning of significant rainfall and possible snow. Stay informed on what to expect and how to prepare

The Sault Ste. Marie region is currently experiencing a light snow shower, setting the stage for a series of wintry days ahead. As observed at the Sault Ste. Marie Airport at 9:00 PM EDT on Saturday, March 16, 2024, the weather is taking a colder turn, with flurries and variable cloudiness expected through the coming days.

Today’s Weather Overview

Current Conditions
  • Temperature: 1.1°C
  • Condition: Light Snowshower
  • Pressure: 100.0 kPa, Rising
  • Humidity: 89%
  • Wind: WNW at 28 km/h, gusting to 45 km/h
  • Visibility: 16 km

Light snow showers under a rising pressure system hint at changing weather patterns, with the wind bringing a brisk feel to the air.

Expected Conditions
  • Sunday, March 17: The day will feature flurries, at times heavy, accompanied by local blowing snow, contributing to a total snowfall of 2 cm. Winds will be strong from the northwest at 40 km/h, gusting to 60 km/h, driving temperatures to a high of minus 1°C and a wind chill nearing minus 10. The UV index remains low at 1. By night, heavy flurries will end, leaving cloudy skies and a 40 percent chance of light flurries, with similar snow accumulation. Wind conditions will persist, leading to a low of minus 8°C and a wind chill feeling as cold as minus 14 overnight.
  • Monday, March 18: Expect a mix of sun and cloud throughout the day, with a high of minus 2°C. The evening will turn cloudy, with a 60 percent chance of flurries, and temperatures dropping to minus 10°C.
  • Tuesday, March 19: Flurries will continue, marking a high at the freezing point. The flurries will persist into the night, with a low of minus 11°C.
  • Wednesday, March 20: The weather will see a mix of sun and cloud with a 40 percent chance of flurries and a colder high of minus 4°C. Nighttime will bring cloudy periods and a 40 percent chance of flurries, with temperatures falling to minus 15°C.

Wardrobe Recommendations

Given the forecast, it’s essential to dress warmly and in layers. Focus on waterproof and windproof outer layers, insulated boots, and thermal accessories such as gloves, hats, and scarves to combat the chilly wind and flurries.

Weather Trivia

Interesting to note: Sault Ste. Marie’s geographical position between Lake Superior and Lake Huron makes it susceptible to lake effect snow, which can result in sudden and heavy snowfall, especially during the colder months.

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