Early Morning Weather Update
WASAHO CREE NATION – WEATHER – As of 5:45 AM, Wasaho Cree Nation is under a snowfall warning, experiencing light snow at -11°C. The barometric pressure is holding steady at 100.5 kPa, with humidity at a high 94%. Winds from the northeast are blowing at 26 km/h, with gusts reaching up to 39 km/h, bringing significant snowfall and challenging visibility conditions to the area.
Snowfall Warning Details
Residents can expect total snow accumulations of 15 to 20 cm. The region is facing additional snowfall amounts of 5 to 10 cm throughout the day, with visibility significantly reduced in areas of heavier snowfall. The intensity of the snowfall is predicted to decrease by this afternoon or evening. However, the community should also be prepared for the possibility of patchy freezing drizzle this morning, adding to the hazardous conditions.
The day will continue with snow and local blowing snow, alongside a risk of freezing drizzle early in the morning. Expected snowfall amounts to 5 cm, with northeast winds increasing to 30 km/h and gusting to 50 km/h. The high will reach -9°C, but wind chill factors will make it feel closer to -22°C.
Tonight and Weekend Outlook
Tonight’s forecast anticipates periods of snow and local blowing snow, with an additional snow accumulation of 2 to 4 cm. North winds will maintain their strength at 30 km/h, gusting to 50 km/h, leading to a low of -16°C and a wind chill near -26°C.
Saturday will see periods of light snow concluding near noon, followed by cloudy skies and a 30 percent chance of light snow. Northwest winds at 20 km/h, gusting to 40 km/h, will bring the high down to -14°C, with wind chill values around -25°C. The evening will remain cloudy with temperatures dropping to a low of -21°C.
Safety and Precautions
The Wasaho Cree Nation community is urged to exercise caution during this time, especially when traveling, due to reduced visibility and the risk of sudden weather changes. It’s crucial to stay informed on weather updates and prepare adequately for the cold, including dressing in layers and ensuring vehicles are winter-ready.