Sioux Lookout Weekend Weather Look for Snow and Blowing Snow

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

Light Snow and Blowing Snow Expected as Temperatures Dip

Sioux Lookout residents are waking up to a chilly -6°C environment at 5:45 AM CST, with light snow already making its presence felt.

The current humidity level is at 84%, with a barometer reading of 101.1 kPa indicating a falling pressure system. South-southwest winds are blowing at 14 km/h, contributing to a wind chill factor that feels significantly colder at -24°C.

Today’s Weather Forecast

The day is expected to see periods of snow tapering off around noon, followed by a mostly cloudy sky with a 60 percent chance of additional light snowfall.

Snow accumulations of 2 to 4 cm are anticipated throughout the day. Despite the wind settling to up to 15 km/h, the wind chill will make the high of -7°C feel more like -24°C in the morning and -14°C by the afternoon.

Tonight’s Conditions

Snowfall is expected to cease near midnight, yet the skies will remain cloudy, with a continued 60 percent chance of light snow. Late this evening, local blowing snow is forecasted due to northwest winds reaching speeds of 40 km/h and gusting up to 60 km/h, though they will diminish after midnight. The overnight low will drop to -14°C, with wind chill values falling to -22°C, emphasizing the need for warm, protective clothing.

Looking Ahead to Sunday

The weather on Sunday, February 18, promises a mix of sun and cloud with a 40 percent chance of light morning snow. Winds will be light, up to 15 km/h, but the high of -11°C will be accompanied by a wind chill of -22°C in the morning, improving slightly to -14°C in the afternoon. The night is forecasted to be clear, with temperatures plunging to a low of -25°C.

Residents are advised to dress in layers, limit exposure to the cold to prevent frostbite and hypothermia, and stay updated on local weather forecasts. Travelers should exercise caution on the roads, particularly during periods of snow and blowing snow, which can significantly reduce visibility.

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