Geraldton / Greenstone Weather Outlook: Heavy Snowfall and Winter Storm Warning

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Winter Storm Watch

Geraldton and Greenstone are currently under a winter storm warning, with a significant, long-duration snowfall event underway. This severe weather, driven by a strengthening Colorado low, is expected to continue through Tuesday night, bringing with it heavy snow, reduced visibility, and potential travel disruptions.

Today’s Weather Overview

Current Conditions

GERALDTON – WEATHER – As of 6:00 AM EDT, Monday, March 25, 2024, Geraldton Airport is reporting light snow with a temperature of -5.7°C. Atmospheric pressure is stable at 102.1 kPa, with high humidity levels at 99%. East winds are blowing at 9 km/h, creating a wind chill of -10°C and reducing visibility to 2 km.

Today’s Forecast

Expected Conditions

The forecast for today includes snow at times heavy, with local blowing snow in the afternoon. Snowfall amounts are expected to be between 10 to 15 cm.

Winds will shift to the northeast at 30 km/h, gusting to 50 km/h late this morning. The high will be -3°C, with a wind chill near -14°C and a low UV index of 1.

Tonight, snow and local blowing snow will continue, with an additional 10 to 15 cm of snowfall expected. Northeast winds will maintain speeds of 30 km/h, gusting to 50 km/h. The low will drop to -9°C, with wind chills of -11°C this evening and -18°C overnight.

Extended Weather Outlook

For Tuesday, March 26, snow and local blowing snow are again in the forecast, with snowfall amounts ranging from 5 to 10 cm. Northeast winds will continue at 30 km/h, gusting to 50 km/h.

The high will be -1°C, with a morning wind chill of -18°C warming slightly to -8°C in the afternoon. The UV index will remain low at 1. The night may bring snow or rain, with a low of -6°C.

The extended outlook for Wednesday, March 27, predicts cloudy skies with a 60 percent chance of flurries and a high of -6°C. The night will continue to be cloudy with a 60 percent chance of flurries and a low of -13°C.

Wardrobe Recommendations

Given the forecast of heavy snow and cold temperatures, residents are advised to dress in warm, waterproof layers. A thermal base layer, followed by an insulating middle layer and a windproof, waterproof outer layer, will provide the best protection. Accessories like insulated gloves, a warm hat, and waterproof boots are essential for keeping warm and dry during this winter storm.

Weather Trivia

The “Colorado low” refers to a type of low-pressure system that originates in the Colorado region and is known for bringing significant winter weather, including heavy snowfall and strong winds, to the northern United States and Canada, much like the system affecting Geraldton and Greenstone.

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