Sault Ste. Marie Weather Outlook: A Moderately Cold Spring Day on March 21, 2024

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Sault Ste. Marie – WEATHER – The Soo is experiencing light snowfall and chilly temperatures on March 21, 2024. With the mercury dipping to -10.8°C early in the morning, residents are feeling the remnants of winter’s chill.

Despite the cold start, there’s a glimmer of seasonal change in the air.

Let’s dive into the detailed weather outlook for today and the upcoming days.

Today’s Weather Overview

Current Conditions

As recorded at Sault Ste. Marie Airport at 6:00 AM EDT, the city is under the spell of light snow with a temperature of -10.8°C. The dew point is relatively low at -15.4°C, indicating drier air, with humidity at 69%.

The winds, coming from the NNE at a gentle 6 km/h, contribute to a wind chill of -14°C, making it feel notably colder. Visibility is moderate at 13 km, sufficient for most morning activities.

Forecast

Today, the forecast predicts a mix of sun and cloud throughout the day, with a 40 percent chance of morning flurries.

Winds will remain light, up to 15 km/h, pushing the day’s high to -5°C. The wind chill is expected to vary significantly, from -19°C in the morning to a slightly milder -10°C in the afternoon. The UV index stands at a moderate level of 3.

Tonight, the skies will feature a few clouds, with increasing cloudiness later in the evening and a 30 percent chance of overnight flurries. Wind conditions will stay gentle, and the temperature is expected to drop to a low of -9°C, with wind chills making it feel like -7°C in the evening and -16°C overnight.

Friday, March 22, will bring mainly cloudy skies and a 30 percent chance of early morning flurries, transitioning to more consistent flurries throughout the day with an accumulation of 2 to 4 cm. Winds will pick up, becoming southeast at 20 km/h by late morning, and temperatures will rise to a high of -1°C. Morning wind chills will make it feel as cold as -15°C, improving to -5°C in the afternoon. The UV index will be low at 2.

The weekend outlook suggests a mix of sun and cloud for Saturday, March 23, with a high of -5°C and cloudy periods overnight as temperatures fall to -13°C. Sunday, March 24, continues with a similar pattern, offering a mix of sun and cloud and a 30 percent chance of flurries, with daytime highs reaching -4°C and nighttime lows dropping to -9°C.

Wardrobe Recommendations

To navigate the chilly temperatures and sporadic flurries, dressing in layers is advisable. Start with a moisture-wicking base layer, add an insulating middle layer, and top it off with a waterproof and windproof outer layer. Warm accessories, such as gloves, a hat, and a scarf, are essential to combat the morning and evening chill.

Weather Trivia

Sault Ste. Marie is known for its dynamic weather patterns, particularly in spring. In 1986, the city experienced a record snowfall in late March, with over 30 cm of snow accumulating in a single day, showcasing the unpredictable nature of spring weather in northern regions.

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