Pickle Lake Weather Update: Preparing for an Alberta Clipper

North Star Air Basler BT-67 Photo credit: Phillipe Dobrzanski, Captain, PC12
North Star Air Basler BT-67 Photo credit: Phillipe Dobrzanski, Captain, PC12

PICKLE LAKE – WEATHER – Residents of Pickle Lake and travellers through Pickle Lake Airport should be aware of the upcoming weather conditions, as an Alberta Clipper is forecasted to bring significant changes, including potential impacts on flight operations. Here’s a detailed outlook:

Today: Transitioning Weather

  • The day starts with light snow, which is expected to end in the morning, followed by clearing skies.
  • Northwest winds at 20 km/h will contribute to a high of -10°C, with wind chill values of -24°C in the morning improving slightly to -16°C in the afternoon.
  • The UV index remains low at 1.

Tonight: Clear and Cold

  • The skies will be clear, with winds up to 15 km/h.
  • Temperatures are set to drop to a low of -21°C, with wind chill making it feel like -17°C in the evening and plummeting to -28°C overnight, indicating a risk of frostbite.

Monday: Snow and Wind Chill

  • The weather becomes cloudy in the morning, followed by snow, at times heavy, with accumulations of 5 to 10 cm expected.
  • Southeast winds will pick up to 20 km/h, with a high temperature of -5°C. However, wind chill values will be harsh, at -26°C in the morning and -11°C in the afternoon.

Tuesday and Wednesday: Continued Cold

  • Tuesday will be cloudy with a 60 percent chance of flurries and a high of -17°C, dropping to -29°C overnight with cloudy periods.
  • Wednesday offers a mix of sun and cloud with a high of -18°C, followed by cloudy periods overnight and a low of -28°C.

Given the expected conditions, including the potential for heavy snow and significant wind chill, residents and travellers are advised to stay updated on weather forecasts and airport announcements.

Precautions should be taken to mitigate frostbite risk, including dressing in layers and limiting exposure to the cold.

Those planning to travel through Pickle Lake Airport should check their flight status due to possible disruptions caused by the Alberta Clipper.

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