Kenora and Lake of the Woods Weather Outlook for March 21, 2024

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KENORA – WEATHER – As residents of Kenora and the surrounding Lake of the Woods area welcome the first days of spring, the weather is more like winter.

With temperatures hovering around -17°C early in the morning, the season’s change is more a matter of the calendar than of the weather itself.

Today’s Weather Overview

Current Conditions

Kenora Airport reported mainly clear skies with a chilly temperature of -16.6°C at 5:00 AM CDT. The dew point stands at a dry -22.5°C, reflecting low humidity at 60%. West winds are light at 8 km/h, but sufficient to bring the wind chill down to -22°C. Visibility is excellent at 32 km, suggesting a clear day ahead.

Forecast into the Weekend

Today’s forecast promises sunny skies throughout the day, with winds shifting to the northwest at 20 km/h by late morning. The temperature is expected to reach a high of -5°C, though the wind chill will make it feel as cold as -27°C in the morning and -9°C in the afternoon. The UV index is low at 2.

Tonight, the sky will turn partly cloudy before clearing entirely in the evening. Winds will reach up to 15 km/h, with temperatures dropping to a low of -18°C. The wind chill will vary from -10°C in the evening to -20°C overnight.

Friday, March 22, is forecasted to be sunny, with northwest winds increasing to 20 km/h and gusting up to 40 km/h by late morning. The day’s high will be -8°C, with wind chills of -24°C in the morning and -15°C in the afternoon. The UV index will remain low at 2.

The weekend weather continues the sunny trend, with Saturday, March 23, reaching a high of -6°C and a clear night with a low of -17°C. Sunday, March 24, will also be sunny, with temperatures climbing to -4°C during the day and cloudy periods setting in at night, with a low of -12°C.

Wardrobe Recommendations

In light of the cold temperatures and significant wind chill factors, residents should dress warmly in layers. Start with a moisture-wicking base layer, add an insulating layer, and finish with a wind-resistant outer layer. Don’t forget a hat, gloves, and a scarf to protect against the cold, especially in the morning and evening.

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