Weather – Wasaho Cree Nation Faces Snow, Cool Temperatures and Frostbite Awareness

White Bear Paw Print in snow - Image Lydia Matthews
White Bear Paw Print in snow - Image Lydia Matthews

Wasaho Cree Nation wakes to a bone-chilling -23°C this morning, accompanied by light snowfall that adds a serene yet stark white blanket over the community. The barometer reads 100.9 kPa, and with humidity at 81% and east winds blowing at 18 km/h, the wind chill has dropped to a frigid -34°C.

Chilly Start with Light Snow

The day starts with light snow, contributing to the serene winter landscape of Wasaho Cree Nation, yet the beauty comes with a bite. The cold, coupled with brisk winds, sets a challenging day ahead for residents.

Today’s Deep Freeze

As the day progresses, periods of light snow are expected to end by early afternoon, giving way to mainly cloudy skies. Winds are forecast to shift from northeast at 20 km/h, gusting to 50, to northwest at 30 km/h, also gusting to 50 by late afternoon.

The temperature will struggle to rise, peaking at a high of -20°C, but wind chills will make it feel much colder, reaching -31°C in the morning and -39°C in the afternoon, elevating the risk of frostbite significantly.

Critical Frostbite Awareness

Tonight, the sky will clear somewhat, but increasing cloudiness late in the evening and strong northwest winds gusting to 50 km/h will see temperatures drop to -31°C. The wind chill is expected to hover near -44°C, creating a critical risk of frostbite within minutes of exposure.

Weekend Outlook

The weekend offers a slight reprieve from the snow but not the cold. Friday promises a mix of sun and cloud, with temperatures remaining steady at -20°C and wind chills making it feel as cold as -41°C in the morning.

Saturday will be cloudy with a 40 percent chance of flurries and a slightly “warmer” high of -8°C. However, the night will again be cold, with the same chance of flurries and a low of -23°C.

Sunday brings sunshine and a high of -19°C, ending with a clear night and temperatures dipping to -27°C.

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