Weather Forecast for Northern First Nations Communities: March 17-20, 2024

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Weather Forecast for Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (Oji-Cree: ᑭᐦᒋᓇᒣᑯᐦᓯᑊ ᐃᓂᓂᐧᐊᐠ, Bearskin Lake First Nation (Severn Ojibwa: ᒥᒋᑲᐣ ᓴᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ), Sachigo Lake First Nation (Severn Ojibwa: ᓴᒋᑯ ᓴᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ), Kasabonika First Nation (Oji-Cree: ᑳᐦᓴᐹᓇᐦᑳ ᓂᐣᑕᒻ ᐊᓂᐦᕈᓂᓂᐧᐗᐠ , Sandy Lake First Nation (or ᓀᑲᣞ ᓵᑲᐦᐃᑲᓃᐣᐠ.

Northern First Nations, including Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug, Bearskin Lake First Nation, Sachigo Lake First Nation, Kasabonika First Nation, and Sandy Lake First Nation, are experiencing cold winter conditions with light snow, as observed at Big Trout Lake Airport on the early morning of Sunday, March 17, 2024.

The forecast indicates a continuation of cold temperatures, with periods of snow and flurries, as well as mainly cloudy skies.

Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug is at 5:00 AM the cold spot in Ontario.

Today’s Weather Overview

Current Conditions
  • Temperature: -15.4°C
  • Condition: Light Snow
  • Pressure: 102.0 kPa
  • Humidity: 85%
  • Wind: NNW at 18 km/h, gusting to 33 km/h
  • Wind Chill: -24
  • Visibility: 11 km

The presence of light snow and significant wind chill underscores the need for warm, protective clothing and caution while traveling outside.

Extended Weather Forecast

Expected Conditions
  • Today: Cloudy skies dominate, with a 60 percent chance of flurries. North winds at 30 km/h, gusting to 50 km/h, will bring the high to -11°C. The wind chill will make it feel as cold as -27°C in the morning and -20°C in the afternoon. The UV index remains low at 2.
  • Tonight: The sky will be mainly cloudy, with a 40 percent chance of evening flurries. Winds will shift northwest at 20 km/h, becoming light near midnight. Expect a low of -20°C, with the wind chill dropping to -26°C overnight.
  • Monday, March 18: Mainly cloudy, with winds turning south at 20 km/h around noon. Temperatures will peak at -7°C, but wind chills in the morning will feel as cold as -27°C, improving slightly to -14°C in the afternoon. The UV index will be low at 2. Nighttime brings snow, with a low of -18°C.
  • Tuesday, March 19: A mix of sun and cloud, with a 40 percent chance of flurries, is expected. The high will reach -12°C. Cloudy periods will persist into the night, with a 30 percent chance of flurries and a low of -30°C.
  • Wednesday, March 20: The community will see a mix of sun and cloud with a 30 percent chance of flurries and a high of -14°C. The night promises clear skies, with temperatures falling to -28°C.

Weather Considerations and Advice

  • Stay Informed: Regularly check weather updates and advisories, as conditions can change quickly in these regions.
  • Travel Conditions: For those planning travel, check the latest conditions on Highways 11, 17, Highway 1, and the TransCanada Highway through 511 services for real-time information on road conditions and closures.
  • Dress Appropriately: Given the cold temperatures and wind chill, dressing in layers with thermal insulation is crucial. Don’t forget to protect extremities with gloves, hats, and warm footwear.
  • Preparation is Key: Ensure your vehicle is winter-ready if traveling, and consider carrying an emergency kit with supplies in case of unexpected delays or conditions.

This weather forecast emphasizes the importance of preparation and caution during the cold and variable weather conditions affecting the Northern First Nations communities and surrounding areas. Stay warm and safe.

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