Cold Weather Forecast for Bearskin Lake, Sachigo Lake, and KI

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Get Set for a Weekend of Winter Weather

Bearskin Lake, Sachigo Lake, and KI will see cold weather, with temperatures plunging to -21°C early this morning and a wind chill making it feel like a bone-chilling -29°C.

The barometric pressure remains steady at 102.1 kPa, and humidity is high at 81%, with light snow adding to the frigid conditions.

Winds from the north-northeast at 13 km/h are contributing to the harsh feel of the outdoors.

Today’s Weather Update

The day will continue with periods of light snow and winds from the north at 20 km/h, keeping temperatures around -21°C. However, the wind chill factor will bring the perceived temperature down to a very frosty -34°C, significantly increasing the risk of frostbite for anyone exposed to the elements.

Tonight’s Conditions

The sky will clear up a bit, but the cold intensifies as the wind shifts northwest at 20 km/h before becoming lighter after midnight. The low is expected to reach a staggering -31°C, with wind chill values plummeting to -42°C overnight, indicating that frostbite could occur within minutes of exposure.

Looking Ahead

Friday offers sunny skies but no respite from the cold, with wind chill values expected to hit -43°C in the morning and -28°C in the afternoon, maintaining a critical risk of frostbite. The UV index remains low at 1.

The following days will see a mix of cloudiness and flurries, with temperatures slightly warming to a high of -12°C on Saturday but still posing significant frostbite risks, especially overnight as temperatures dip further.

Sunday Forecast

A slight improvement is expected with a mix of sun and cloud and a 30 percent chance of flurries, with a high of -19°C. However, the night will once again bring extreme cold, with a low of -32°C.

Given these extreme weather conditions, residents are strongly advised to take precautions to protect themselves from frostbite and hypothermia. It’s essential to wear appropriate winter clothing, limit time spent outdoors, and ensure homes, especially Elders homes are adequately heated. Paying attention to weather updates and being prepared can help the community navigate these challenging winter conditions safely.

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