May 8, 2024: Weather Forecast for Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI), Bearskin Lake, Sachigo Lake, Kasabonika, and Sandy Lake

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The light dusting of snow gets airborne in Pikangikum as the North Star Air Basler BT-67 lands.
The light dusting of snow gets airborne in Pikangikum as the North Star Air Basler BT-67 lands.

Residents of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI), Bearskin Lake, Sachigo Lake, Kasabonika, and Sandy Lake are experiencing light snow and chilly conditions this morning with a temperature just below freezing.

As the day progresses, the weather is expected to clear up, bringing warmer temperatures and more favourable conditions.

Today’s Weather Overview

Current Conditions

As of 5:00 AM CDT at Big Trout Lake Airport, light snow is falling under cloudy skies. The temperature stands at -1.1°C, matching the dew point, which brings the humidity to 100%. The wind is coming from the east at 11 km/h, creating a wind chill that makes it feel like -5°C. Visibility is moderately reduced to 10 km.

Forecast for May 8, 2024

This morning, the area will remain cloudy with a 30 percent chance of flurries and a risk of freezing drizzle. Conditions are expected to clear near noon. Winds will strengthen from the east at 20 km/h, and temperatures will surprisingly rise to a high of 11°C by the afternoon. The UV index will be high at 6.

Tonight’s Forecast

The sky will clear this evening, turning partly cloudy around midnight. Winds from the northeast at 20 km/h will become light later in the evening. The low temperature will drop to minus 1°C, with the wind chill making it feel as cold as minus 5°C overnight.

Tomorrow’s Forecast

Expected Conditions for May 9, 2024

Thursday promises mainly sunny skies with light winds up to 15 km/h. The high will be a pleasant 15°C, though the morning will start chilly with a wind chill of minus 5°C. The UV index will remain high at 6.

Forecast for May 10, 2024

Friday will see a mix of sun and cloud with a 30 percent chance of showers, reaching a high of 16°C. Nighttime will bring cloudy periods with temperatures staying above freezing at plus 3°C.

Wardrobe Recommendations

Given the cold start and potential freezing drizzle, residents should wear insulated and waterproof outerwear in the morning. As temperatures rise, lighter layers will be more comfortable, but always be prepared for sudden changes in weather, especially in these regions.

Weather Trivia

Did you know? The areas around Big Trout Lake are known for rapid weather changes, which can sometimes see temperatures swing dramatically within just a few hours, particularly during the transitional seasons of spring and fall.

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