May 2, 2024: Weather Forecast for Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug and Surrounding Communities

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The current weather report from Big Trout Lake Airport at 5:00 AM CDT shows cloudy conditions with a chilly temperature of 0.7°C. Humidity is relatively high at 86%, and the dew point is at -1.3°C, indicating a crisp air quality.

The barometric pressure stands at 101.8 kPa. A light breeze from the east at 4 km/h keeps the atmosphere fresh, and visibility is good at 16 kilometers.

Today’s Weather Overview

Current Conditions

The communities of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI), Bearskin Lake, Sachigo Lake, Kasabonika, and Sandy Lake are experiencing mainly cloudy skies. There’s a 40 percent chance of rain showers this morning, with a risk of freezing drizzle early in the day due to temperatures hovering around freezing. The day will warm up to a high of 11°C with a moderate UV index of 4, suggesting some exposure to sunlight despite the cloud cover.

Tomorrow’s Forecast

Expected Conditions

Friday, May 3, will remain cloudy with periods of rain starting in the morning. Winds will shift to the east and increase to 20 km/h. The temperature will peak at a cooler 8°C, with a low UV index of 2.

The night could bring a mix of rain showers and flurries as temperatures drop back to freezing at 0°C.

The weekend will see a continuation of this mixed precipitation on Saturday, May 4, with a high of 9°C and a slight chance of rain showers or flurries during cloudy periods. Temperatures will dip slightly below freezing at night, to -1°C.

Sunday, May 5, brings a welcome change with sunny skies and a higher daytime high of 14°C. The night remains partly cloudy with temperatures staying above freezing at +1°C.

Wardrobe Recommendations

With the unpredictable mix of rain and possible flurries, residents should dress in warm, layered clothing and include water-resistant outerwear. Footwear should also be suitable for potentially slippery conditions. As temperatures rise slightly over the weekend, lighter layers may become appropriate, but always keep a jacket handy for cooler evenings.

Weather Trivia

Did you know that the region around Big Trout Lake is known for its dramatic weather shifts, which can feature a mix of sun, rain, and snow even during the spring months?

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