Sioux Lookout Weather Update: A Chilly Weekend with Snow Showers

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SIOUX LOOKOUT – WEATHER – Sioux Lookout is experiencing the full force of winter’s tail end, with light snowfall marking the morning of March 16, 2024. With temperatures registering at a chilly -1.6°C at the Sioux Lookout Airport, and the northwest wind gusting up to 46 km/h, residents are feeling the bite of a -9°C wind chill. The weather pattern, characterized by rising pressure and consistent snow, suggests a weekend of cautious travel and warm attire.

Today’s Weather Overview

Current Conditions

The early hours saw light snow that has since intensified, with an expected accumulation of 2 cm by midday. The wind, maintaining its strength from the northwest, contributes significantly to the day’s chill, with afternoon temperatures set to drop to -7°C and wind chills reaching -14°C. The low UV index of 1 indicates minimal sunlight penetration through the overcast sky.

Expected Conditions

As the day transitions into night, the snow is forecasted to taper off around midnight, yet the sky will remain mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of additional flurries. The anticipated snowfall is another 2 cm, while the wind continues its gusty performance. Nighttime temperatures will plunge to -13°C, with the wind chill making it feel as cold as -21°C.

Tomorrow’s Forecast

Sunday morning will not offer much of a reprieve. The day is set to remain cloudy with a 40% chance of continued flurries. The wind, slightly milder, will blow from the north at 20 km/h with gusts up to 40 km/h. Despite a high of -9°C, the wind chill in the morning could feel like -22°C, warming slightly to -17°C in the afternoon. The UV index will be marginally higher at 2, reflecting low but slightly increased sunlight exposure.

The night’s forecast predicts cloudy periods and a further temperature decrease to -17°C, preparing residents for a frosty beginning to Monday. The day will be predominantly cloudy with a high of -5°C. Monday night follows suit with cloudy skies and a 40% chance of flurries, temperatures dipping again to -13°C.

Wardrobe Recommendations

Given the forecast, layering is essential. Residents should consider thermal underlayers, topped with insulated and windproof outerwear. Accessories like gloves, hats, and scarves will be crucial for braving the wind chill, especially during the gustier parts of the day.

Weather Trivia

Sioux Lookout, often referred to as the “Hub of the North,” is known for its dramatic seasonal contrasts. The local weather can swiftly transition from serene snowfalls to blustery winds, showcasing the dynamic nature of Northern Ontario’s climate.

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