KI Weather – Big Trout Lake: Snowfall and Cold Temperatures

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Winter Weather Update

Big Trout Lake: Residents of Big Trout Lake should prepare for snowy conditions and bitter cold temperatures. Here’s what to expect:

Current Conditions:

  • Temperature: The current temperature is minus 13°C at 4:20 AM CST, with light snowfall.

Monday, December 11:

  • Morning Flurries: The morning will bring cloudy skies with a 30 percent chance of flurries.
  • Afternoon Snow: Later in the day, expect periods of light snow with an estimated accumulation of 2 cm.
  • High Temperature: Despite the snowfall, the daytime high is forecasted to reach minus 6°C. However, the morning will start with a severe wind chill of minus 24°C, improving to minus 14°C in the afternoon.
  • Winds: Wind from the south at 30 km/h will become west at 30 km/h late in the afternoon.

Tonight:

  • Continued Snow: Snowfall will persist into the night with an additional 2 cm of accumulation expected.
  • Windy Conditions: Expect west winds at 30 km/h, gusting to 50 km/h.
  • Overnight Low: Temperatures will drop to minus 13°C, with a wind chill of minus 16°C in the evening, becoming a frigid minus 25°C overnight.

Tuesday, December 12:

  • More Snow and Wind: Tuesday brings more periods of light snow, accompanied by windy conditions.
  • High Temperature: The daytime high is forecasted to be minus 11°C.
  • Winds: Westerly winds at 40 km/h will gust to 60 km/h.

Tuesday Night:

  • Continued Snow: Snowfall is expected to continue into Tuesday night.
  • Windy Conditions: Windy conditions will persist.
  • Low Temperature: The overnight low will plummet to minus 21°C.

Weather Trivia: Did you know that the largest snowflake ever recorded was 15 inches wide? This gigantic snowflake, which holds the Guinness World Record, was observed by rancher Matt Coleman in Fort Keogh, Montana, in 1887. While exceptionally large snowflakes like this one are rare, they serve as a fascinating reminder of the remarkable diversity of snow crystal formations.

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