Weather: Red Lake Basking in Winter Chill

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It is now Winter yet and no there isn't snow Yet! Just an appetizer for the coming winter.

Current Weather Scenario in Red Lake (January 20, 2024)

Today in Red Lake, the skies are mainly cloudy with a 30% chance of flurries. Morning fog patches are clearing, giving way to southwest winds of 20 km/h by noon. Despite a high of minus 15°C, the wind chill plunges to minus 34°C in the morning and minus 24°C in the afternoon, raising the risk of frostbite.

Tonight’s Forecast

Tonight, expect mainly cloudy skies with snowfall commencing after midnight, totaling about 2 cm. The south wind will blow at 20 km/h, gusting to 40 km/h. The low temperature is minus 19°C, with wind chills of minus 29°C in the evening and minus 24°C overnight, maintaining the frostbite risk.

Weather Outlook for January 21

Sunday morning sees the end of snow periods, followed by cloudy conditions and a 30% chance of flurries. The southwest wind will decrease to light speeds by late afternoon. The high will be minus 11°C, with wind chills of minus 24°C in the morning and minus 16°C in the afternoon.

Night Forecast

The night will remain cloudy, with a 30% chance of flurries and a low of minus 14°C.

Wardrobe Suggestions

For such cold conditions, heavy layering is essential. Opt for thermal undergarments, a fleece or wool mid-layer, and a windproof, insulated outer layer. Don’t forget a hat, gloves, and a scarf to protect exposed skin from frostbite, and insulated, waterproof boots are a must.

Weather Trivia

Did you know that Red Lake is one of the coldest regions in Ontario? It once recorded a low temperature of minus 52.2°C in January 1935, showcasing its extreme winter conditions.

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