Attawapiskat Braces for Extended Cold Snap: Frostbite Risks and Flurries Ahead

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Today’s Forecast: Sun, Clouds, and Biting Cold

Residents of Attawapiskat woke up to a frigid morning at -24.4°C, marking it as Ontario’s coldest spot today. Despite clear skies, the community faces a wind chill of -35, making outdoor activities risky without proper protection.

The barometric pressure stands at 102.2 kPa with a humidity level of 81%, and winds from the WSW at 8 km/h. With the wind expected to pick up to 15 km/h, the daytime high will struggle to reach -10°C, and the wind chill will make it feel as cold as -33°C this morning, improving slightly to -13°C in the afternoon.

The UV index remains low at 1, but the risk of frostbite is a significant concern for anyone exposed to the elements.

Tonight’s Outlook: Clear Skies with Chilling Temperatures

As the day transitions into night, a few clouds will roll in, but largely clear skies will prevail. The wind will maintain its pace at up to 15 km/h, bringing the low to a chilly -17°C. Wind chill factors will make it feel closer to -21°C, emphasizing the need for warmth and shelter through the night.

Looking Ahead: Light Snow and Frigid Nights

The cold snap is expected to continue, with Thursday bringing periods of light snow and an accumulation of 2 cm. Winds will shift northward, reaching 20 km/h in the afternoon and dragging the high down to -12°C.

Wind chill values in the morning and afternoon will hover around -17°C and -22°C, respectively. Thursday night will see cloudy periods with a 60% chance of flurries and a low plummeting to -31°C.

Friday offers a slight reprieve with a mix of sun and cloud and a 30% chance of flurries, but the high will only reach a bone-chilling -23°C. The night promises clear skies, yet the temperature will dip further to -28°C.

Residents of Attawapiskat and surrounding areas are advised to take precautions against frostbite, ensuring proper attire and limiting exposure to the harsh conditions. Stay tuned for updates as the community navigates through this extended cold spell.

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