Current Weather Update and Fog Advisory
Sioux LOOKOUT – Weather – As of early Friday morning, February 9, 2024, a fog advisory is in effect for Sioux Lookout, Pickle Lake, and Cat Lake, with current conditions showing +2°C, accompanied by drizzle and dense fog.
The barometric pressure is measured at 99.3 kPa, and humidity levels have reached 100%. North-northwest winds are blowing at a moderate 15 km/h. Residents and travellers in the affected areas are advised to be cautious as near-zero visibility in fog is expected or already occurring.
Air travel and cargo deliveries could be impacted by today’s weather conditions.
Visibility Concerns and Safety Measures
Dense fog patches, significantly reducing visibility to nearly zero at times, are anticipated to dissipate later this morning. Those planning to travel should be prepared for sudden drops in visibility, especially while driving. It is crucial to slow down, maintain a safe distance from other vehicles, and be prepared to stop if visibility decreases.
The weather today will transition from periods of snow mixed with rain early in the morning to primarily snow, as fog patches begin to clear. Expected snowfall amounts range from 2 to 4 cm, with winds shifting to the northwest at 20 km/h, gusting up to 40 km/h, causing temperatures to drop to -6°C by the afternoon. Wind chill factors will make it feel significantly colder, around -14°C.
Tonight and Weekend Weather Outlook
Tonight, the forecast predicts cloudy skies with a 40% chance of flurries, and persistent northwest winds gusting to 40 km/h. Temperatures are expected to fall to a low of -12°C, with wind chill values reaching -14°C this evening and dropping further to -20°C overnight.
Saturday will remain cloudy with a 30% chance of flurries. Winds will decrease slightly but remain from the northwest, leading to a high of -7°C and morning wind chill values around -20°C, improving slightly to -12°C in the afternoon. The night is expected to be cloudy, with a low of -17°C and a continued chance of flurries.
The weather on Sunday is predicted to stay cloudy with a high of -8°C. The evening will introduce cloudy periods with a 30% chance of flurries, and temperatures dropping to a low of -15°C.
Residents in Sioux Lookout, Pickle Lake, and Cat Lake are encouraged to stay updated on the latest weather advisories and to take necessary precautions during this fog advisory, ensuring safety amidst challenging visibility conditions.