Wasaho Cree Nation Winter Weather: Snow, Blowing Snow, and Chilling Winds

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Wasaho Cree Nation Weather Update – January 15th & 16th

Current Conditions

WASAHO CREE NATION – WEATHER – Wasaho Cree Nation is currently facing a cold -15°C, with a wind chill lowering the temperature further to -27°C. Snow and local blowing snow are impacting the area.

Today’s Forecast Snowfall of 2 to 4 cm is expected, accompanied by local blowing snow. The wind, coming from the west, is blowing at 30 km/h, gusting to 50 km/h. Despite a high of -10°C, the wind chill will make it feel like -26°C in the morning and -20°C in the afternoon.

Tonight’s Outlook The evening will continue to see light snow and local blowing snow, with an additional 2 cm of snow accumulation expected. Winds will remain steady from the west at 30 km/h, gusting to 50. The low is forecasted to be -19°C, with wind chill values of -20°C in the evening and dropping to -26°C overnight.

Tuesday, January 16th Tuesday will start with periods of light snow, ending in the afternoon, then turning mainly cloudy with a 40% chance of flurries. Winds will shift from the west at 20 km/h, gusting to 40, to south at 20 km/h later in the afternoon. The high is expected to be -16°C, with a wind chill near -29°C. Residents should be mindful of the risk of frostbite.

Tuesday Night The night will be marked by cloudy periods and a 40% chance of flurries, with a low of -23°C.

Wardrobe Suggestions: In these cold and windy conditions, it’s essential to dress warmly. Wear a base layer of thermal clothing, followed by a thick mid-layer, and a wind-resistant outer layer. Protect your hands and feet with insulated gloves and boots, and don’t forget a warm hat and scarf to guard against frostbite.

Weather Trivia: The Wasaho Cree Nation, located in

a remote northern region, experiences a subarctic climate characterized by long, very cold winters and short, warm summers, making it a unique and challenging environment for its residents.

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