July 10 2024 – Saskatoon Weather Outlook: Heat and Air Quality Alerts in Effect

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Weather - Heat Warning

Extreme Heat and Air Quality Alerts Issued

Saskatoon is under a heat warning and an air quality alert due to extreme heat and smoke from wildfires. Residents should take precautions to stay cool and protect themselves from poor air quality.

Current Weather Conditions

Observed at: Saskatoon Diefenbaker Int’l Airport
Date: 4:00 AM CST Wednesday 10 July 2024
Condition: Smoke
Pressure: 101.6 kPa (falling)
Temperature: 16.3°C
Dew point: 14.9°C
Humidity: 91%
Wind: S at 8 km/h
Visibility: 10 km

Currently, Saskatoon is experiencing smoky conditions with a temperature of 16°C. Humidity is high at 91%, and there is a light south wind blowing at 8 km/h. Visibility is reduced to 10 km due to smoke.

Weather Alerts

Heat Warning

Extreme heat can affect everyone’s health, especially older adults, infants, young children, pregnant individuals, and those with physical or mental illnesses. Symptoms of heat illness include swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke, and the worsening of existing health conditions. To stay safe, drink plenty of water, seek cool places, limit sun exposure, and never leave people or pets in parked vehicles. Keep your home cool and take breaks if working outdoors.

Air Quality Alert

Smoke from wildfires is causing poor air quality and reduced visibility. The fine particles in wildfire smoke pose significant health risks, especially for vulnerable groups such as seniors, pregnant women, children, and those with chronic illnesses. Limit outdoor activities, keep windows and doors closed, and use air filters or purifiers indoors. If outdoors, consider wearing a well-fitting N95 respirator to reduce smoke exposure.

Today’s Forecast: Hot and Hazy

Morning to Afternoon

The day will be sunny with local smoke. Winds will increase from the south, reaching 20 km/h and gusting to 40 km/h near noon. The temperature will climb to a high of 32°C, with a humidex making it feel like 38°C. The UV index is very high at 8, so sun protection is essential.

Tonight

Clear skies will continue into the evening with hazy conditions persisting. Winds will become light overnight, and the temperature will drop to a low of 18°C.

Extended Forecast

Thursday, 11 July

A mix of sun and cloud with a 30 percent chance of showers. Winds will come from the southwest at 20 km/h, gusting to 40 km/h in the afternoon. The high will be 34°C. Clear skies are expected overnight with a low of 16°C.

Friday, 12 July

A mix of sun and cloud with a 30 percent chance of showers. The high will be 25°C. Clear skies will continue into the night with a low of 14°C.

Saturday, 13 July

Sunny conditions are expected with a high of 27°C. Cloudy periods with a 30 percent chance of showers are expected overnight, with a low of 15°C.

Sunday, 14 July

Sunny skies are anticipated with a high of 26°C. The night will be clear with a low of 13°C.

Historical Weather Data

On this date, Saskatoon has experienced a record high temperature of 36.1°C and a record low of 5.0°C.

Wardrobe Suggestions

For today, light, breathable clothing and sun protection, such as sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat, are essential due to the extreme heat. If you need to be outdoors, consider wearing an N95 mask to protect against smoke. In the evening, a light jacket or sweater may be needed as temperatures cool down.

Interesting Weather Fact

Did you know that Saskatoon, located in the Canadian Prairies, can experience some of the highest summer temperatures in Canada? The combination of clear skies and dry conditions often leads to significant temperature variations between day and night.

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