Sioux Lookout Faces a Cold Snap with Light Snow and Biting Wind Chills

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

As of 6:30 AM, Sioux Lookout is bracing for a chilly day ahead, with temperatures at -10°C accompanied by light snow. The barometer shows a pressure of 100.6 kPa, indicating rising atmospheric conditions, while humidity is relatively low at 65%. North winds at 14 km/h contribute to a wind chill factor making it feel like -16°C, signaling a cold day for residents and visitors alike.

Weather Forecast Overview:

  • Today: The weather outlook indicates a mix of sun and cloud, with a 60 percent chance of flurries in the morning. Wind speeds could reach up to 15 km/h, pushing the day’s high to -11°C. Wind chill values will range from -22 in the morning to -14 in the afternoon, with a low UV index of 1.
  • Tonight: The skies will clear, but the cold intensifies as the wind continues at up to 15 km/h. Expect a low of -26°C, with wind chill dropping to -15 in the evening and a harsh -30 overnight, heightening the risk of frostbite.
  • Monday, February 19: The region will see sunny skies with wind speeds remaining up to 15 km/h. The high for the day is forecasted at -10°C, but morning wind chill values could feel as cold as -31, slightly improving to -13 in the afternoon. The risk of frostbite persists, accompanied by a low UV index of 1.
  • Monday Night: Expect clear skies with a low of -18°C, suggesting another cold night ahead.

This weather outlook is particularly relevant for those who have plans involving travel to or through Sioux Lookout. The cold and risk of frostbite necessitate precautions such as dressing warmly in layered clothing, minimizing exposed skin, and staying informed about weather updates.

The forecast also serves as a reminder of the importance of vehicle winter readiness, including having an emergency kit on hand for travel through such cold conditions.

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