Current Weather Conditions and Snowfall Alert
As of early Friday morning, February 9, 2024, KI and Sachigo Lake regions are under a snowfall warning, with conditions at -8°C accompanied by light snowfall. The barometric pressure holds steady at 100.0 kPa, with near-saturated humidity levels at 99% and north-northeast winds blowing at 15 km/h. Residents should brace for a significant snowfall event, with total accumulations expected to reach 15 to 20 cm.
The area is forecasted to experience continued periods of snow throughout the day, with an additional 5 to 10 cm of snow accumulation. Winds will shift northwest, increasing to 20 km/h with gusts up to 40 km/h, keeping temperatures around a steady -12°C. The wind chill factor will make it feel like a biting -21°C, emphasizing the need for warm clothing and caution while outdoors.
Tonight and Weekend Outlook
Snowfall is expected to continue into the night, adding another 2 cm to the day’s totals. With persistent northwest winds at 20 km/h gusting to 40 km/h, temperatures will drop to -17°C, and the wind chill will dip further to -26°C overnight, making for a particularly cold evening.
Saturday will see periods of light snow ending near noon, followed by cloudy skies with a 30% chance of light snow. Winds will remain strong in the morning before becoming lighter around noon. The high for the day is expected to be -15°C, with morning wind chill values plummeting to -27°C and slightly improving to -21°C in the afternoon. The night forecast anticipates cloudy conditions with a low of -22°C.
Snowfall Warning Details
The snowfall warning for Big Trout Lake and Sachigo Lake highlights hazards including additional snowfall of 5 to 10 cm and potential reduced visibility during heavier snow. The snow, which could be heavy at times, is expected to ease by this afternoon or evening. Residents should also be aware of the possibility of patchy freezing drizzle this morning, which could further impact travel conditions.
Safety Measures and Precautions
Residents in the affected areas are advised to exercise caution, especially when travelling, due to reduced visibility and the risk of slippery conditions. It’s important to stay updated on weather alerts and prepare for the cold with appropriate clothing and emergency supplies.