Current Weather and Freezing Drizzle Advisory
SIOUX LOOKOUT – WEATHER – As of 5:44 AM CST on Thursday, January 25, 2024, Sioux Lookout is experiencing mostly cloudy conditions with a significant weather update: a Freezing Drizzle Advisory is in effect. The current temperature is a frosty -15.8°C. The barometric pressure stands high at 103.1 kPa but is showing a falling tendency. Humidity is at 82%, and the east wind is gentle at 6 km/h, with a wind chill of around -20°C. Visibility is at 24 km, but caution is advised due to the weather conditions.
Hazard: The area is facing ice accretion due to ongoing freezing drizzle, which can make surfaces like highways, roads, walkways, and parking lots icy and slippery. The thin layers of ice formed are often hard to detect.
Timing: The freezing drizzle is expected to taper off this morning but will be followed by intermittent light flurries. The risk of patchy freezing drizzle remains throughout the day.
Sioux Lookout Airport
If you are flying today, especially this morning it is likely a good idea to check with your airline as well as expect possible delays caused by weather conditions or de-icing efforts on aircraft.
Forecast for Thursday, January 25
Aside from the advisory, Thursday will be cloudy with a 40% chance of flurries. The high is expected to be -1°C. At night, the skies will remain cloudy with a low of -7°C, maintaining chilly conditions.
Wardrobe and Safety Suggestions
Due to the cold, snowy conditions and the freezing drizzle, it’s crucial to dress warmly in insulated clothing, including a hat, gloves, and a scarf. Waterproof boots are also recommended. For safety, extra caution is advised when walking or driving in affected areas due to the icy conditions.
Friday, January 26 Forecast
Friday will be consistently cloudy with a high of -3°C. The night will continue to be cloudy with a low of -8°C, indicating cold, overcast conditions persisting.
Sioux Lookout, known as the “Hub of the North,” experiences long, cold winters. This Freezing Drizzle Advisory highlights the kind of winter weather challenges commonly faced in the region.