Weather: Sioux Lookout Experiences Light Snow and More Flurries Expected

Winter Weather Update

Today’s Weather Update: Snowfall and Freezing Drizzle Alert

Residents of Sioux Lookout experienced a chilly start to their day at 4:50 AM CST with temperatures at -8.1°C and light snow falling. The barometric pressure is on a downward trend at 101.5 kPa, with high humidity levels at 89% and winds coming from the SSE at 10 km/h.

The wind chill effect has significantly lowered the felt temperature to -19°C.

The forecast for today warns of light snow throughout the day with a risk of freezing drizzle this morning, expecting an accumulation of around 2 cm.

Winds are predicted to shift to the southwest at 20 km/h, gusting up to 40 km/h, which could impact visibility and travel conditions. The temperature is anticipated to reach a high of -3°C, with wind chill values making it feel closer to -13°C.

Tonight’s Forecast: Increased Flurries with Gusts

The evening is set to bring more flurries with local amounts ranging from 2 to 4 cm. Wind speeds will remain consistent, blowing from the southwest at 20 km/h but gusting up to 40 km/h before shifting to the northwest by morning.

The overnight low is forecasted at -11°C, with wind chill values fluctuating from -10°C in the evening to -19°C overnight, emphasizing the need for warm clothing and precautions against frostbite.

Extended Forecast: Cold Continues with Sunny Breaks

The cooling trend is expected to persist through to Monday, with Thursday bringing light snow and northwest winds at 20 km/h.

The high for the day will start at -10°C, decreasing to -12°C in the afternoon, with wind chill values nearing -20°C. Thursday night will see cloudy periods with a 30% chance of flurries and a significant drop in temperature to -29°C.

Friday offers a brief respite with sunny skies, though temperatures will remain low at a high of -14°C. The night again introduces cloudy periods with a 30% chance of flurries and a low of -16°C.

Sioux Lookout residents should stay prepared for fluctuating weather conditions, including light snow, potential freezing drizzle, and gusty winds. Staying informed on the latest forecasts and taking necessary precautions can help navigate the cold weather safely.

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