Sioux Lookout – Extreme Cold Warning in Effect Saturday January 13, 2024

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Extreme Cold Warning

Chilling Start to the Weekend in Sioux Lookout

Sioux Lookout – WEATHER – Residents in Sioux Lookout are waking up to an exceptionally cold Saturday, with an Extreme Cold Warning in effect. Early this morning, the community experienced wind chill values near a staggering -40. These conditions pose significant risks, especially for vulnerable groups like young children, older adults, and those with chronic illnesses. It’s critical to watch for symptoms like shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain, and numbness.

Saturday’s Forecast: Sun with Biting Cold

Despite the sunny skies, Saturday is shaping up to be a day where the cold bites hard. The morning started with temperatures at -26°C and a wind chill of -34°C. The wind will pick up, coming from the northwest at 20 km/h, and temperatures will climb to a high of -19°C. However, the wind chill will make it feel much colder, reaching -40°C in the morning and -29°C in the afternoon. The risk of frostbite is very high, and residents are advised to take precautions. The UV index remains low at 1.

A Frosty Night Ahead

Tonight, Sioux Lookout will see mainly cloudy skies with a 40% chance of flurries before the morning. The northwest wind, gusting to 40 km/h, will bring the low down to -28°C. The wind chill will drop even further, reaching -32°C in the evening and plunging to -40°C overnight, continuing the high risk of frostbite.

Sunday: More Cold and Clouds

Sunday will be another frigid day with a mix of sun and cloud and a 40% chance of flurries. The northwest wind will lighten in the morning, but the high is expected to be only -21°C. The wind chill in the morning could hit -40°C again, slightly improving to -30°C in the afternoon. Nighttime will bring cloudy periods and a 30% chance of flurries, with a low of -27°C.

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