Bitter Morning Chill Hits Wasaho Cree Nation
WASAHO CREE NATION – WEATHER – In Wasaho Cree Nation, the early hours of the morning have ushered in extremely cold temperatures of -30°C, with winds from the northeast at 5 km/h exacerbating the cold to a wind chill of -35°C.
Despite this extreme cold there has not been a Cold Weather Warning or Alert issued.
The barometer reads 103.1 kPa and holds steady, indicating stable but frigid conditions. With humidity at 79% and skies showing partly cloudy.
The weather forecast for today promises a mix of sun and cloud, with a 30 percent chance of flurries later in the morning and into the afternoon.
Winds are expected to pick up, shifting to the east at 20 km/h by late afternoon, which will slightly improve temperatures to a high of minus 17°C. However, the wind chill will remain severe, dropping to minus 37°C in the morning and somewhat easing to minus 25°C in the afternoon.
These conditions pose a considerable risk of frostbite, urging everyone to dress warmly and limit exposure to the cold.
As the day turns into evening, the community can expect mainly cloudy skies with a continued 30 percent chance of flurries. The wind, still from the east at 20 km/h, will lighten early in the evening, with temperatures stabilizing near minus 17°C and a wind chill lingering around minus 27°C.
Upcoming Flurries and Snow: Preparing for More Winter Weather
Looking forward to Thursday, the weather pattern remains mainly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of morning and early afternoon flurries.
By the afternoon, periods of snow are anticipated to begin, driven by an east wind increasing to 30 km/h and gusting to 50 km/h.
The temperature will rise slightly to a high of minus 12°C, but the wind chill will make it feel like minus 25°C in the morning and minus 20°C in the afternoon. The UV index stays low, reflecting minimal sunlight penetration through the cloud cover.