Sioux Lookout Forecast: Snow! Winter Travel Advisory in Effect

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Winter Weather Alert for Sioux Lookout

As of early Monday, February 26, 2024, Sioux Lookout residents are facing a winter travel advisory due to impending severe weather conditions. With the advisory issued at 4:41 AM EST and current conditions at -13°C as of 5:30 AM CST, the community is advised to exercise caution.

Current Weather Snapshot

  • Temperature: A chilly -13°C, with the wind chill making it feel like -19°C.
  • Atmospheric Conditions: Partly cloudy skies with the barometer indicating a decrease in pressure at 100.8 kPa.
  • Wind: Winds are coming from the SSE at 9 km/h.

Today’s Forecast

  • Snowfall: Heavy snow starting this morning, transitioning to light snow in the afternoon, with accumulations of 5 to 10 cm expected.
  • Wind: Increasing to southeast 20 km/h this morning, with a high of -1°C. Wind chill factors of -25°C in the morning and -5°C in the afternoon.
  • Additional Risks: There is a risk of freezing drizzle later this afternoon.

Looking Ahead

  • Tonight: Light snow continues, with potential freezing drizzle and wind chill dropping to -25°C overnight.
  • Tuesday: Snow and blowing snow, with temperatures plummeting to -19°C in the afternoon and wind chills reaching -33°C.
  • Wednesday: The region can expect sunny skies with a high of -15°C, moving into a clear and colder night at -27°C.

Travel Advisory and Safety Measures

A winter weather travel advisory is in effect, signalling hazardous conditions due to heavy snow and reduced visibility. Residents and travellers are urged to:

  • Adjust Travel Plans: Consider the necessity of travel and be aware of changing road conditions.
  • Visibility Precautions: Reduced visibility can lead to dangerous situations. If you must drive, slow down and maintain a safe distance from other vehicles.
  • Stay Informed: Keep updated with the latest weather forecasts and road conditions by visiting, following @511Ontario on Twitter, or calling 5-1-1.

Residents of Sioux Lookout and surrounding areas should prepare for challenging weather conditions over the next few days. Taking

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