Wasaho Cree Nation – Winter Weather Headed In with Snow and Risk of Freezing Drizzle

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White Bear Paw Print in snow - Image Lydia Matthews
White Bear Paw Print in snow - Image Lydia Matthews

Wasaho Cree Nation: Wasaho Cree Nation and its vicinity in northern Ontario are facing an impending winter storm, which is expected to bring snowfall and freezing drizzle to the region. Residents are urged to take precautions and make necessary preparations for potentially hazardous conditions.

Friday Weather Forecast: The day will begin under cloudy skies, with a 30 percent chance of flurries in the morning. As the day progresses, snowfall is anticipated to start late in the afternoon. However, residents should be cautious during the morning hours as there is a risk of freezing drizzle, which could lead to slippery surfaces.

Fog patches are expected to dissipate in the morning. The high temperature for the day is forecasted to be minus 2°C, with a wind chill factor making it feel like minus 8°C.

Friday Night: Snowfall will intensify during the night, with accumulations ranging from 5 to 10 centimeters expected. Winds will shift from their previous direction, becoming northward at 30 km/h near midnight. Low temperatures will reach minus 3°C, with a wind chill factor near minus 10°C.

Saturday Outlook: Saturday is expected to bring periods of snow to the region, accompanied by local blowing snow. Windy conditions are anticipated throughout the day. High temperatures are forecasted to reach minus 2°C.

Saturday Night: Cloudy conditions will persist into the night, with a 60 percent chance of flurries and the possibility of local blowing snow. Windy conditions will continue, and low temperatures are projected to drop to minus 12°C.

Residents are strongly advised to stay informed about the weather conditions, particularly if planning to travel. Snow, freezing drizzle, and blowing snow can lead to treacherous road conditions. Extra time should be allocated for travel, and safety precautions should be taken.

Weather Trivia: Did you know that snow is not actually white? Snow is made up of ice crystals, which are transparent. The whiteness we perceive is due to the scattering of light by the myriad of ice crystals, causing them to reflect and disperse light in all directions, giving the appearance of white.

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