Weather: Sioux Lookout Braces for Cold Snap

Weather Update Moose in Snow
It is coming... Flurries expected... Stay tuned.

Sioux Lookout residents are waking up to a cold morning at -13°C, with light snow adding a wintry touch to the landscape. The barometer reading of 101.8 kPa and rising signals changing weather conditions, while the 80% humidity level envelops the area in a chilly embrace.

Wind gusts ranging from 19 to 29 km/h exacerbate the cold, pushing the wind chill factor to a biting -22°C.

Today’s Forecast

The day will see periods of light snow coming to an end by late afternoon, shifting to cloudy skies with a 30 percent chance of flurries. With winds from the northwest at 20 km/h, temperatures are expected to reach a high of -9°C, though the wind chill will make it feel closer to -20°C. Residents should dress warmly to combat the cold.

Tonight’s Outlook

The evening remains mainly cloudy, accompanied by a 30 percent chance of flurries. The wind continues from the northwest at 20 km/h, dropping temperatures to a low of -19°C.

The wind chill is expected to fall to -28°C overnight, highlighting a significant risk of frostbite for anyone exposed to the cold.

Heading into the Weekend

Friday will offer a mix of sun and cloud with a 30 percent chance of morning flurries, clearing up in the afternoon. Despite the lighter winds expected after midday, the high of -16°C and a wind chill of -29°C in the morning suggest continued frostbite dangers. The UV index will remain low at 1.

The weekend forecasts indicate slightly warmer conditions with highs reaching -7°C on Saturday, yet the persisting chance of flurries and cloudy skies continue.

Nighttime temperatures will dip significantly, posing ongoing frostbite risks, especially with lows hitting -23°C on Saturday night and plummeting to -25°C after a clearer Sunday.

Given these conditions, Sioux Lookout residents are advised to take proactive measures against the cold. Ensuring proper winter attire, limiting outdoor exposure, and staying informed on weather updates are crucial steps in preventing frostbite.

With fluctuating temperatures and snow, community members should remain vigilant and prioritize safety during outdoor activities.

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