Pickle Lake Weather Update: Light Snow and Chilly Winds Ahead

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Unloading the North Star Air BT-67 in Pikangikum
Unloading the North Star Air BT-67 in Pikangikum

Current Conditions: Early Morning Chill at Pickle Lake Airport

As of 4:55 AM CST, the temperature at Pickle Lake Airport has dipped to a brisk -14.8°C under mainly cloudy skies. The humidity level is high at 83%, while the barometer holds steady at 101.7 kPa.

South-southeast winds blowing at 15 km/h contribute to a biting wind chill, making it feel like a colder -22°C. Residents and travellers should prepare for these chilly conditions early in the day.

Today’s Forecast: Snow Arrives with Milder Afternoon Expected

The weather in Pickle Lake is set to become cloudier as the morning progresses, leading to periods of light snow. Expected snowfall amounts are around 2 cm, with winds continuing at up to 15 km/h.

Despite the cold start, the high for today is forecasted at -4°C, offering a slightly milder afternoon. Wind chill values will improve from -21°C in the morning to -7°C by the afternoon, making outdoor activities a bit more bearable for those dressed appropriately.

Tonight’s Outlook

The snow will continue into the evening, with another 2 cm expected. Winds will shift to the west at 20 km/h before becoming northerly after midnight, dropping temperatures to a low of -15°C. The wind chill will vary significantly from -10°C in the evening to a much colder -24°C overnight.

Extended Outlook: Persistent Cold with Sunny and Snowy Spells

The cold snap is set to persist in Pickle Lake, with Thursday bringing more periods of light snow and north winds at 20 km/h. Temperatures will remain steady near -16°C, but the wind chill could reach a frigid -26°C.

A clear night will follow, with temperatures plummeting to -30°C.

Friday promises a sunny day, albeit with a high of only -15°C, transitioning to a cloudy night with a 30% chance of flurries and a low of -17°C.

The weather pattern continues into Saturday with cloudy skies and a 40% chance of flurries, offering a slightly warmer high of -9°C but dropping to -23°C overnight amidst cloudy periods.

Residents of Pickle Lake should stay prepared for the fluctuating weather conditions, dressing warmly and staying informed on the latest weather updates to navigate the coming days safely.

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