Pickle Lake Weather Forecast: Cold Snap Continues with Snow on the Horizon

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The light dusting of snow gets airborne in Pikangikum as the North Star Air Basler BT-67 lands.
The light dusting of snow gets airborne in Pikangikum as the North Star Air Basler BT-67 lands.

Pickle Lake, the Northern Aviation Hub, Faces a Chilly Week Ahead

Pickle Lake is currently experiencing -13°C temperatures under cloudy skies, marking a cold start to the week for the northern aviation hub. The barometer reads steady at 102.1 kPa, with humidity levels high at 83%. North-northwest winds are gentle at 8 km/h, but the wind chill factor drops the perceived temperature to a frosty -18°C.

Today’s Weather: Mainly Cloudy with a Chance of Flurries

The day will remain mainly cloudy, with a 30 percent chance of flurries in the morning.

Winds could reach up to 15 km/h, pushing the high to -9°C. Morning wind chill values are expected to be around -17°C, improving slightly to -12°C in the afternoon. The UV index will be low, at 1.

Tonight: Clearing Skies and Dropping Temperatures

The skies will clear a bit tonight, though winds will continue at a similar pace. The temperature is expected to drop to -14°C, with the wind chill making it feel like -13°C in the evening and chilling further to -20°C overnight.

Wednesday’s Forecast: Light Snow and Increasing Winds

Valentine’s Day in Pickle Lake will be cloudy, with periods of light snow starting in the morning and accumulating up to 2 cm. Winds will shift to the west, increasing to 20 km/h and gusting up to 40 km/h by the afternoon.

Despite the high reaching -4°C, wind chill factors in the morning could feel as cold as -20°C, warming slightly to -9°C in the afternoon.

Extended Forecast: Flurries and Deep Cold

The cold spell continues through Thursday, with cloudy skies and a 40 percent chance of flurries, leading to a high of -14°C.

By Thursday night, expect cloudy periods with temperatures plunging to a low of -28°C, indicating a significant deep freeze over Pickle Lake.

Residents and visitors to Pickle Lake should prepare for a cold week, dressing warmly and staying informed on weather updates, especially those planning to utilize the town’s key aviation services.

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