Current Conditions and Immediate Forecast
Current Weather Snapshot: As of 5:00 AM CST on January 31, 2024, Sioux Lookout experiences a cloudy sky with the temperature hovering just below the freezing point at -0.3°C. The barometric pressure is 100.7 kPa and shows a falling tendency. The area is also experiencing a high humidity level of 97%, with a gentle southwest wind blowing at 12 km/h. The wind chill brings the apparent temperature down to -4°C, though visibility remains excellent at 24 km.
Forecast for Today and Tomorrow
Today’s Outlook: Later today, Sioux Lookout will witness cloudy skies with the wind shifting to the west and increasing in intensity, reaching speeds of 20 km/h and gusting up to 40 km/h. The temperature is expected to rise to a high of 5°C, which is significantly above the historical average for this date. Despite the warmth, the UV index will remain low.
Tonight’s Predictions: By tonight, the temperature will drop to -8°C. The sky will remain cloudy with a 60% chance of drizzle, potentially changing to flurries overnight. There’s also a risk of freezing drizzle. The wind chill factor will make it feel as cold as -10°C.
Tomorrow’s Forecast (February 1): The trend of cloudy weather continues into February 1st, with the day’s high reaching -2°C. The wind chill in the morning will make it feel like -13°C, improving slightly to -5°C in the afternoon. By night, the temperature will dip to a low of -12°C under cloudy periods.
Historic Temperatures and Weather Trivia
Historical Weather Facts: The historic high for January 31 in Sioux Lookout is a mild 5.9°C, recorded in 1999, while the all-time low reached a frigid -39.2°C in 1996. On the other hand, February 1st has seen a maximum of 2.2°C in 1954 and a record low of -43.3°C in 1996.
Weather Trivia: Sioux Lookout is known for its dramatic temperature shifts, having recorded one of the widest temperature ranges in Ontario’s history.
Given the fluctuating temperatures, dressing in layers is advisable. A waterproof outer layer is recommended for the evening drizzle, while warm accessories like gloves and hats will be essential for the colder night temperatures.