Pickle Lake Faces Chilly Weather Conditions

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North Star Air - Logan Baird, First Officer, Pilatus PC12
North Star Air - Logan Baird, First Officer, Pilatus PC12

Residents Urged to Prepare for Cold Snap and Snow

Current Weather Update: At 4:55 AM, Pickle Lake is experiencing -22.7°C temperatures under cloudy skies. The barometer holds steady at 102.6 kPa, with a humidity level of 76%. The winds are very light, blowing from the north at 5 km/h.

Today’s Weather Forecast

The day starts cloudy with a 40% chance of light snow early in the morning, but skies are expected to clear as the day progresses. Winds could reach up to 15 km/h, with a high of -17°C anticipated. The wind chill is a significant concern, dropping to -33°C in the morning and -24°C in the afternoon, posing a risk of frostbite. The UV index will remain low at 1.

Tonight: Skies will be mostly clear but will see increasing cloudiness late in the evening, leading to light snow. With winds up to 15 km/h, the temperature will drop to -21°C, and the wind chill will hover around -28°C, continuing the risk of frostbite.

Weekend Weather Outlook

  • Saturday, February 17: Snowfall is expected, with accumulations of 2 to 4 cm. Winds will shift to the southwest at 20 km/h in the morning, bringing a high of -7°C. The wind chill in the morning will be -26°C, improving slightly to -13°C in the afternoon.
  • Saturday Night: The forecast predicts cloudy skies with a 60% chance of flurries and a low of -18°C.
  • Sunday, February 18: A mix of sun and cloud is expected, with a 30% chance of flurries. The high for the day will be -14°C, dropping to a clear and chilly -25°C at night.

Residents of Pickle Lake are advised to stay warm and take necessary precautions against frostbite due to the cold temperatures and wind chill factors. The community should prepare for the incoming snow and fluctuating weather conditions throughout the weekend.

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