Frigid Temperatures Grip Wasaho Cree Nation
Residents of Wasaho Cree Nation are facing another intensely cold day, as temperatures plummet to a bone-chilling -29°C early this morning. The day will be a mix of sun and cloud, offering little respite from the extreme cold.
Today’s Arctic Conditions: The wind, blowing at a gentle 15 km/h, will do little to ease the sting of the cold. The high for the day is expected to reach -17°C. However, the wind chill will make it feel significantly colder, plunging to -37°C in the morning and slightly improving to -26°C in the afternoon. The community is reminded to be vigilant as there is a risk of frostbite under these conditions.
Tonight’s Forecast: This evening, the sky will remain mainly cloudy, with a 30% chance of flurries. The wind will continue at a steady pace, and temperatures will drop to -20°C. The wind chill will make it feel like -29°C, continuing the risk of frostbite.
Looking Ahead: Thursday and Friday: Thursday will remain mainly cloudy with a 30% chance of flurries. The wind will pick up, blowing north at 20 km/h and gusting to 40 km/h. The high will again be -17°C, but the wind chill will make it feel like -29°C, maintaining a consistent risk of frostbite.
The night will bring a 60% chance of flurries and a low of -20°C.
Friday’s forecast suggests periods of snow, with a high and low both at -19°C, indicating a consistently cold day ahead.
Wardrobe Recommendations: Given the extreme cold, residents should wear multiple layers of warm clothing, including thermal undergarments, insulated outerwear, and accessories such as gloves, hats, and scarves.
Weather Trivia: In Wasaho Cree Nation, such extreme cold temperatures are not uncommon due to its northern latitude, which results in longer, more severe winters.
Stay Safe and Warm in Wasaho Cree Nation!