Wasaho Cree Nation: A Weekend of Snow, Wind, and Frostbite Caution

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White Bear Paw Print in snow - Image Lydia Matthews
White Bear Paw Print in snow - Image Lydia Matthews

Today’s Weather Overview

Wasaho Cree Nation is facing a day shrouded in clouds with a 40% likelihood of flurries. The temperature is on a downward trend, set to reach -19°C by the afternoon. Morning winds from the northwest at 30 km/h will slow down as the day progresses. However, the wind chill is significant, starting at -17 in the morning and intensifying to -27 in the afternoon, which heightens the risk of frostbite.

Tonight’s Frosty Forecast

The evening in Wasaho Cree Nation remains under cloud cover with a continued chance of early flurries, shifting to snowfall around midnight. The snow could accumulate between 2 to 4 cm. Winds will switch to an easterly direction, picking up speed to 20 km/h and gusting to 40 km/h. Temperatures will stabilize near -18°C, but the wind chill will make it feel more like -28, maintaining a high risk of frostbite.

Sunday’s Snowy Conditions

The forecast for Sunday shows an end to the snow periods by afternoon, but the skies will remain mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of flurries. Expect about 2 cm more snow. The wind, coming from the southeast, will blow strongly at 20 km/h, with gusts reaching 40 km/h. The high is expected to be around -12°C, with a wind chill of -27 in the morning improving slightly to -20 in the afternoon.

Apparel Advice

In these freezing conditions, it’s crucial to wear multiple, heavy insulated layers. A windproof outer layer is essential, along with hats, gloves, and scarves to protect against the harsh wind chill and prevent frostbite.

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