January 21, 2024 – Sioux Lookout Winter Weather Update Snow and Cold

Winter is a great time to get out, embrace the weather and enjoy the outdoors
Winter is a great time to get out, embrace the weather and enjoy the outdoors

January 22, 2024 – Sioux Lookout, Ontario

Current Early Morning Weather

As of 5:10 AM CST, Sioux Lookout is experiencing light snowfall at -10°C. The northwest winds at 10 km/h bring the wind chill down to -15°C. The barometric pressure is 101.5 kPa and is on the rise, indicating a possible change in weather conditions.

Forecast for Today, January 22, 2024

Daytime: The periods of snow are expected to end this morning, followed by a cloudy day with a 30 percent chance of flurries. Winds will be mild, up to 15 km/h, with a high of -9°C. The wind chill will hover near -16°C, making it feel colder than the actual temperature.

Night: The evening is forecasted to be partly cloudy. Winds will continue at a speed of up to 15 km/h. Temperatures will drop to a low of -22°C, with the wind chill making it feel like -16°C in the evening and plummeting to -30°C overnight. The risk of frostbite will be significant, especially overnight.

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Daytime: A mix of sun and cloud is expected, becoming cloudy in the afternoon. Winds will be mild, up to 15 km/h. The high for the day will be -6°C, with a wind chill of -27°C in the morning and -10°C in the afternoon. The UV index is expected to be 1, which is low.

Night: Cloudy conditions will continue into the night, with a low of -5°C.

Historical Weather Context

Sioux Lookout’s weather history for this date includes a record warm temperature of 6.7°C in 1942, and a record cold of -42.2°C in 1963, highlighting the region’s capacity for extreme temperature fluctuations.

Wardrobe Recommendations

Residents should dress warmly in layers, including a wind-resistant outer layer, thermal clothing, a heavy coat, gloves, a hat, and insulated boots to protect against the cold and wind chill. Covering all exposed skin is crucial to prevent frostbite, particularly overnight.

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