Sioux Lookout Weather Forecast Update: March 17-20, 2024

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Weather Update Moose in Snow
It is coming... Flurries expected... Stay tuned.

Sioux Lookout is currently enveloped in light snow and blowing snow, creating challenging visibility and frigid conditions. As of 8:00 PM CDT on Saturday, March 16, 2024, the weather situation, as reported from Sioux Lookout Airport, suggests a continuation of cold weather, with periods of snow, flurries, and some clear skies towards the week’s end.

Today’s Weather Overview

Current Conditions
  • Temperature: -8.6°C
  • Condition: Light Snow and Blowing Snow
  • Pressure: 101.2 kPa, Rising
  • Humidity: 87%
  • Wind: NNW at 21 km/h, gusting to 34 km/h
  • Wind Chill: -16
  • Visibility: 2 km

The current weather conditions are marked by light snowfall accentuated by blowing snow, significantly reducing visibility and creating a biting wind chill.

Expected Conditions
  • Sunday, March 17: Cloudy skies with a 40 percent chance of flurries are forecasted. The north wind will be strong at 30 km/h, gusting to 50 km/h. Temperatures will peak at -8°C, but the wind chill will make it feel as cold as -23°C in the morning and -15°C in the afternoon. The UV index will remain low at 2. Come nightfall, the clouds will part slightly, with winds slowing to 20 km/h before becoming light. The overnight low will drop to -20°C, with wind chills of -16°C in the evening and -25°C overnight.
  • Monday, March 18: Expect periods of snow throughout the day, bringing the high up to -4°C. Nighttime will see cloudy skies and a 40 percent chance of flurries, with temperatures falling to -9°C.
  • Tuesday, March 19: A mix of sun and cloud with a 40 percent chance of flurries is on the horizon, with a high again of -4°C. The night promises clear skies, though temperatures will plummet to -24°C.
  • Wednesday, March 20: Sunshine will prevail throughout the day, with a high of -7°C. The clear skies will continue into the night, with the mercury dropping to a chilling -25°C.

Wardrobe Recommendations

Residents should prepare for the cold by dressing in multiple layers, including thermal undergarments, insulated outerwear, and wind-resistant accessories. Special attention should be given to covering all extremities to protect against frostbite, especially when wind chill is a significant factor.

Weather Trivia

Sioux Lookout’s geographical location and elevation make it prone to rapid weather changes, especially during the transition seasons. The combination of cold Arctic air masses with the occasional warmer, moist air from the south can lead to sudden snowfall and temperature fluctuations.

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