May 14 2024 – Northern Ontario Weather Report: Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug and Surrounding Areas

North Star Air PC 12 in Webequie First Nation
North Star Air PC 12 in Webequie First Nation

Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI), Bearskin Lake, Sachigo Lake, Kasabonika, and Sandy Lake are experiencing a crisp start to the day with temperatures hovering around -4.9°C, under sunny skies as observed at Big Trout Lake Airport. The region is set for a gradual warming throughout the day, leading to a more temperate week ahead.

Today’s Weather Overview:

Current Conditions:
  • Temperature: -4.9°C
  • Condition: Sunny
  • Humidity: 91%
  • Wind: North-northeast at 9 km/h
  • Wind Chill: -9
  • Visibility: 16 km
  • Pressure: 102.1 kPa

Forecast Outlook:

Tuesday, May 14:

  • Day: The morning will see a mix of sun and cloud, becoming fully sunny later. Winds will remain light at up to 15 km/h. The afternoon high is expected to reach 9°C, although the wind chill factor will make it feel as cold as -13°C this morning. The UV index is moderate at 5.
  • Night: Clear skies will continue through the evening with light winds. The overnight low will be -4°C, with wind chill values around -9°C.

Wednesday, May 15:

  • Day: Another sunny day with light winds up to 15 km/h. Temperatures will warm to a high of 15°C, but the wind chill will be -9°C in the morning. The UV index will again be moderate.
  • Night: The skies remain clear with a low reaching above freezing at +2°C for the first time this week.

Thursday, May 16:

  • Day: Sunny conditions prevail, pushing temperatures to a pleasant high of 17°C.
  • Night: The weather shifts as it becomes cloudy, though temperatures stay mild with a low of +4°C.

Friday, May 17:

  • Day: Cloudy skies with a 30 percent chance of showers and a high of 15°C.
  • Night: The cloudy weather continues with occasional showers and a steady low of +4°C.

Wardrobe Recommendations:

With the current cold start, residents should wear warm layers in the morning and prepare for milder temperatures by afternoon. Given the variable conditions, having versatile clothing and protection against the wind is essential. Sunscreen may also be necessary during the day due to the moderate UV levels.

Weather Trivia:

The region around Big Trout Lake, including communities like Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug, experiences significant fluctuations in weather, which can include rapid temperature changes and varying conditions from clear skies to cloud cover and snow within a short period.

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