SACHIGO LAKE – Weather – Sachigo Lake is expected to experience a flurry of snow activities ending by this afternoon. The weather transition will lead to a cloudy sky with a 40% chance of more flurries. The local snow accumulation is estimated to be between 2 to 4 cm. Winds are forecasted to blow from the west at 20 km/h, becoming lighter early this morning. However, a shift in direction to northwest and an increase in speed to 30 km/h, gusting up to 50 km/h, is anticipated later in the morning. The temperature will reach a high of -3°C, but the wind chill factor will make it feel closer to -12°C. The UV index is projected to remain low at 1.
The sky will remain mainly cloudy tonight with a 40% chance of flurries. The northwest wind at 20 km/h, gusting up to 40, will ease as the night progresses, becoming light. The temperature is expected to drop to a chilly low of -10°C, with a wind chill near -14°C.
Preparing for Thursday:
On Thursday, the cloud cover will increase, setting the stage for periods of light snow beginning in the afternoon. An additional snow accumulation of 2 cm is predicted. The wind will transition to the southwest, blowing at 20 km/h and gusting up to 40 km/h by late morning. The high temperature for the day will linger around -3°C, but the morning wind chill will be biting at -15°C, easing slightly to -9°C in the afternoon. The UV index remains at a low 1.
Wardrobe and Safety Tips:
Given the chilly forecast, residents are encouraged to dress in warm, layered clothing, and ensure to have gloves, hats, and scarves to combat the wind chill. Motorists should drive with extra caution, keeping a safe distance from other vehicles, especially during snow flurries. It’s also advisable to have a winter emergency kit in your vehicle, including items like a blanket, extra clothing, non-perishable snacks, and a flashlight.
Stay tuned for more weather updates and ensure to take the necessary precautions to stay warm and safe.