Sault Ste. Marie Detailed Weather Forecast for March 30, 2024

Winter Weather Update

Brisk Morning Under a Cloudy Sky

As dawn breaks over Sault Ste. Marie, the temperature stands at -3.1°C, observed from the Sault Ste. Marie Airport at 7:00 AM EDT. The city is enveloped in mostly cloudy skies, with a gentle northeast wind blowing at 7 km/h, making it feel more like -6°C. Atmospheric pressure is measured at 101.5 kPa and shows a falling tendency, indicating potential shifts in the weather ahead. Despite the cloud cover, visibility remains excellent at 32 km, offering clear views across this northern landscape.

Today’s Weather Overview

Current Conditions

The city wakes to a chilly -3.1°C, with humidity high at 91% and the dew point at -4.3°C, suggesting a moist air mass surrounding the area. The wind chill factor is in play early, reducing perceived temperatures to -6°C, courtesy of the northeast breeze. Mostly cloudy skies dominate, hinting at the snowy day ahead.

Today’s Forecast

Today’s forecast anticipates increasing cloudiness with periods of snow beginning in the afternoon, expecting a local accumulation of 2 cm. The wind remains gentle, up to 15 km/h, but don’t be fooled by the high of 2°C; the wind chill might make it feel as cold as -9°C this morning. The UV index is moderate at 3.

Tonight, the snow is expected to taper off early, leaving the skies mainly cloudy with a 30% chance of flurries. The temperature will dip to -4°C, and the wind chill could reach -9°C overnight.

Extended Outlook

  • Sunday, March 31: The city will see mainly cloudy skies with a 30 percent chance of morning flurries. Temperatures are expected to climb to a high of 6°C, despite a morning wind chill of -7°C.
  • Monday, April 1: A sunny start to the new month with a high of 8°C. Clear skies continue into the night, with temperatures dropping to -3°C.
  • Tuesday, April 2: Sunshine prevails again with a daytime high of 6°C. Cloudy periods return at night, with the thermometer settling at -4°C.

Wardrobe Recommendations

In light of the fluctuating temperatures and snow, opt for waterproof outerwear and insulated layers. A warm hat, gloves, and a scarf are essential for morning chill, transitioning to lighter layers as the day warms. Sunglasses will be useful for the sunny spells forecasted for the coming days.

Weather Trivia

Sault Ste. Marie is known for its significant snowfall, with one of the most notable events occurring in 1996 when a massive snowstorm brought over 3 feet of snow in just 48 hours, showcasing the city’s capacity for dramatic weather shifts.

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