Sioux Lookout Weather Outlook: Snowfall Warning in Effect Through Tuesday Night

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Weather - Winter Update
Sioux Lookout faces a snowfall warning with anticipated heavy snow, local blowing snow, and challenging travel conditions due to a slow-moving Colorado low. This weather event, spanning from March 25 through the night of March 26, 2024, is expected to deliver total snowfall amounts of 15 to 30 cm.

Today’s Weather Overview

Current Conditions

SIOUX LOOKOUT – WEATHER – As of 4:00 AM CDT, Monday, March 25, 2024, Sioux Lookout Airport reports cloudy skies with a temperature of -9.6°C. The air pressure is at 102.1 kPa and falling, with humidity at 42%. Northeast winds are blowing at 11 km/h, resulting in a wind chill of -15°C and visibility extending to 24 km.

Today’s Forecast

Expected Conditions

Today’s forecast indicates cloudy skies with a 40 percent chance of flurries this morning, followed by periods of snow and local blowing snow starting late in the morning. Snow accumulation is expected to be around 5 cm, with northeast winds at 30 km/h, gusting to 50. The high will be -7°C, with wind chill values near -20. The UV index remains low at 1.

Tonight, expect continued snow and local blowing snow, with snowfall amounts ranging from 5 to 10 cm. Winds will persist from the northeast at 30 km/h, gusting to 50, with a low of -11°C and wind chill near -19.

Tomorrow’s Forecast

For Tuesday, March 26, the forecast predicts snow and local blowing snow with another 5 to 10 cm of snowfall. Winds will remain steady from the northeast at 30 km/h, gusting to 50. The high will hover around -8°C, with wind chill values near -21 and a low UV index of 1. The night will bring additional snow, with temperatures dropping to -13°C.

The extended outlook for Wednesday, March 27, includes flurries with a high of -10°C and a nighttime low of -15°C under cloudy skies with a 60 percent chance of flurries.

Wardrobe Recommendations

In light of the snowfall warning, it is crucial to dress warmly. Opt for insulated layers, a windproof outer layer, gloves, a hat, and waterproof boots to combat the cold temperatures and wind chill.

Weather Trivia

The “Colorado low” is a weather pattern known for its ability to produce significant snowfall and storm conditions as it moves northward from the United States into Canada, impacting regions like Sioux Lookout with heavy snow and challenging weather conditions.

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