Wasaho Cree Nation Weather Update: Extreme Cold Coming and Flurries

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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 – WEATHER – It is going to get colder over the coming few days. By Thursday expect an overnight low of -30c.

Today (Tuesday, January 2, 2024):

  • Current Conditions: The day begins with mainly cloudy skies in Wasaho.
  • Temperature: A significant drop in temperature is expected, reaching -17°C in the afternoon.
  • Wind Chill: The wind chill effect makes it feel like -23°C in the morning, worsening to -28°C by the afternoon. Residents should be aware of the risk of frostbite under these conditions.
  • Wind: Northwest winds at 20 km/h, gusting up to 40 km/h, add to the chilly atmosphere.

Tonight’s Forecast:

  • Weather: The sky remains cloudy with a 30% chance of flurries.
  • Temperature: It gets colder at night with a low of -20°C.
  • Wind Chill: The wind chill could drop near -30°C, continuing the risk of frostbite.

Looking Ahead – Wednesday, January 3, 2024:

  • Weather: Mainly cloudy with a 30% chance of flurries in the morning and early afternoon.
  • Temperature: The high for the day is forecasted to be -16°C.
  • Wind Chill: A severe wind chill of -30°C in the morning and -25°C in the afternoon, indicating a persistent risk of frostbite.
  • Wind: Persistent northwest winds at 20 km/h, with gusts up to 40 km/h.

Wednesday Night and Thursday Outlook:

  • Wednesday Night: Expect cloudy periods with a low of -21°C.
  • Thursday: The day will be cloudy with a 40% chance of flurries and a high of -20°C. The night remains cold and cloudy, with a 40% chance of flurries and a low of -30°C.

Weather Wardrobe Suggestion: It’s crucial to wear heavy winter clothing, including insulated jackets, thermal wear, hats, gloves, and scarves. The extreme cold and risk of frostbite require extra precautions to keep all skin covered.

Weather Trivia: Wasaho Cree Nation experiences some of the harshest winter conditions in the region, characterized by frigid temperatures and frequent wind chills, making it essential for residents to be well-prepared for winter weather.

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