Weather Update for Red Lake: January 4, 2024 – Get Set for Cooler Weather

Winter Weather Update

RED LAKE – WEATHER – Residents in Red Lake are experiencing a cold start to their day with the temperature at -12°C, accompanied by light snow. The weather remains cloudy throughout the morning, with a 40% chance of additional light snow, transitioning to a mix of sun and cloud later. Winds will pick up, gusting up to 40 km/h, making the wind chill feel like a biting -19°C.

Apparel Recommendations: In these freezing conditions, it’s crucial to layer up. Start with a thermal base layer, add a middle layer for insulation, such as fleece or wool, and top it off with a windproof and waterproof jacket. Don’t forget insulated boots, gloves, and a hat to keep extremities warm. Consider a face mask or scarf for added protection against the wind chill.

Upcoming Forecast: Tonight, expect the clouds to linger with a 40% chance of flurries and a low of -13°C, feeling more like -20°C with the wind chill. Friday continues with cloudy skies and sporadic flurries, maintaining a chilly high of -9°C. The weekend promises a similar pattern, with a mix of sun and cloud on Saturday and a high of -11°C.

Weather Trivia:

  • Red Lake’s winters are famously harsh, often featuring extended periods of snow and sub-zero temperatures.
  • The record low in Red Lake is an incredible -48.3°C, recorded on January 18, 1976.
  • Snow in Red Lake can vary significantly in moisture content, with lighter, powdery snow in colder conditions and heavier, wetter snow as temperatures rise closer to freezing.
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