Greenstone / Geraldton Weather for Wednesday, March 20, 2024: A Mid-January Chill Grips the Area

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Weather - Winter Update

Frigid Temperatures and Light Snow Sweep Through Greenstone/Geraldton

GERALDTON- WEATHER – The residents of Greenstone/Geraldton are experiencing temperatures more akin to mid-January than late March. As of 5:00 AM EDT, the Geraldton Airport has recorded a chilly -14.6°C under light snow conditions.

The barometric pressure stands at 101.1 kPa. With humidity at 85% and winds blowing from the northwest at 21 km/h, gusting to 30 km/h, the wind chill has plummeted to a harsh -24°C. Visibility is moderately reduced to 10 km due to the snow.

Today’s Weather Overview

Current Conditions

The cold snap brings a winter wonderland scene back to Greenstone/Geraldton, with temperatures diving well below the seasonal averages.

The day will remain mainly cloudy with a 40% chance of morning flurries. Winds will continue from the northwest at 20 km/h, becoming lighter in the afternoon. The high is expected to reach -12°C, but with the wind chill, it will feel like -27°C in the morning and slightly warmer at -18°C in the afternoon. The UV index is low at 2.

Wednesday Night: The sky will clear partially, becoming partly cloudy. Light winds up to 15 km/h will continue, but the temperature will drop significantly to -26°C. The wind chill will make it feel like -19°C in the evening and a bone-chilling -31°C overnight, with a risk of frostbite.

Thursday, March 21: Sunshine returns, offering a slight reprieve with a high of -9°C.

Thursday Night: Expect clear skies and a low of -20°C, suggesting another cold night ahead.

Friday, March 22: Cloud cover will increase, bringing a 60% chance of snow and a high of -6°C. The night will remain cloudy, with temperatures falling to -21°C.

Wardrobe Recommendations

In response to the severe cold, residents should wear heavy winter gear, including insulated jackets, thermal layers, and snow pants. Essential accessories include a warm hat, gloves or mittens, and a scarf to cover the face, especially in the early morning and late evening when the wind chill is most severe. Proper winter boots with good insulation and grip are also critical to navigate snowy conditions safely.

Weather Trivia

Greenstone/Geraldton’s geographic location can lead to dramatic weather swings, with late-season cold snaps not uncommon. The area’s weather is influenced by both Arctic air masses and the moderating effects of the Great Lakes, creating a unique microclimate with potential for sudden changes.

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