April a cold, wet month in Sioux Lookout
Tim Brody - Editor
A colder, wetter April in Sioux Lookout than on average, according to Environment Canada.
Steven Flisfeder, Meteorologist at Environment and Climate Change Canada, shared that, as recorded at the Sioux Lookout Airport, “The average for mean temperature (for April) was -1.4 degrees C°, compared to the norm, which is 2.8. The average daily high temperature was 3.5 degrees C° versus the norm of 8.8 degrees C°. The average daytime min was -6.2 degrees C° versus the norm of -3.3 degrees C°. So, a few degrees below normal on all accounts.”
New records were set for minimum temperatures on April 17 and 19.
Flisfeder said that on April 17, a new record low of -19.3 degrees C° was set, beating the old record of -16.6 set in 1990. On April 19, a new record low of -17.6 degrees C° was set, beating the old record of -15.6 set in 1947. Records have been kept at the Sioux Lookout Airport since 1939.
Proxy data based on numerical weather observations showed an estimated April snowfall of 40-75 cm in the Sioux Lookout region.
Sioux Lookout received its third highest total rainfall for April.
Flisfeder said the Sioux Lookout region received a total of 97.8 mm of rain in April, compared to the norm of 43.8 mm, for slightly more than double the normal rainfall for the month.