Sault Ste. Marie Weather Update: April 3, 2024 – Blustery Wind, Snow, and Rain

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Sault Ste. Marie faces a challenging weather day with a Special Weather Statement currently in effect. Strong winds, along with periods of snow and rain, are expected to continue today, creating potentially hazardous conditions for residents and travelers alike.

Today’s Weather Overview

Current Conditions

The latest observations from Sault Ste. Marie Airport as of 7:00 AM EDT on Wednesday, April 3, 2024, show light rain and snow under falling pressure conditions (99.3 kPa). The temperature stands at 1.8°C with a dew point of 0.6°C, leading to high humidity levels at 92%. Winds are coming from the East-Northeast (ENE) at 39 km/h, gusting up to 53 km/h, and visibility is reduced to 13 km.

Weather Forecast

  • Today: Expect periods of snow or rain changing to periods of rain around noon. Local snowfall could reach 2 cm, with rainfall amounts between 10 to 15 mm. Strong east winds at 50 km/h will gust up to 70 km/h but will decrease later this morning to 30 km/h, gusting to 50 km/h. The high temperature will be 6°C, with a low UV index of 1.
  • Tonight: The mix of snow and rain will continue, with northeast winds at 30 km/h, gusting to 50 km/h, and a low temperature of plus 1°C.
  • Thursday, April 4: The weather will be mainly cloudy with a 30% chance of snow in the early morning, transitioning to lighter northeast winds and a high of 8°C. The UV index will rise to a moderate level of 4.
  • Friday, April 5: Sunny conditions will prevail with a high of 6°C, moving into a clear night with a low of minus 3°C.
  • Saturday, April 6: Another sunny day with a high of 9°C, followed by a clear night and a low of minus 3°C.

Wardrobe Recommendations

Given the mixed weather conditions, including wind, snow, and rain, layering your clothing is advisable. Waterproof and wind-resistant outerwear will be essential, along with sturdy, waterproof footwear to navigate wet and potentially snowy conditions. Consider a hat and gloves for added warmth, especially in the morning and evening hours.

Weather Trivia

The term “Colorado low,” mentioned in the discussion of current weather events, refers to a cyclonic storm originating in the lee of the Rocky Mountains, known for causing a wide range of severe weather phenomena across North America, from blizzards to thunderstorms and tornadoes, depending on the season.

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