First Steps of Winter Drawing Down on Dryden and Vermilion Bay
Dryden – Weather – At 5:15 am, a light drizzle accompanies the 0°C temperature in Vermilion Bay and Dryden. As a Weather Advisory takes effect, periods of light snow are forecasted. The easterly wind at 20 km/h is expected to ease as the morning progresses. Despite the high reaching +2°C, the low UV index of 1 signals minimal sunlight penetration.
Wardrobe Recommendations: With the transition from rain to snow, it’s advisable to don waterproof outerwear and boots. Layering with thermal base layers and a warm mid-layer like a fleece or wool sweater will help retain body heat. Waterproof gloves and a hat are also recommended to stay dry and warm.
Tonight’s Snowfall: Snow is set to blanket the region tonight, with accumulations between 5 to 10 cm. The wind, shifting to the northeast at 20 km/h, will mellow by the evening before picking up again, gusting to 40 km/h. The temperature will hold steady at zero.
Heavy Snow Forecast for Friday, 27th October: Snow, heavy at times, is expected to continue till early afternoon, adding another 5 to 10 cm. The wind will shift to the northwest at 20 km/h later in the morning, with temperatures remaining around zero.
Flurry Continuation into Friday Night: As night descends, the snow will lighten to flurries, with temperatures dropping to -5°C.
Vehicle Safety Kit Essentials: Venturing out on snowy roads necessitates a well-equipped vehicle safety kit. Key items include a snow shovel, ice scraper, jumper cables, flashlight, first-aid kit, blankets, non-perishable food, and water. These essentials can provide much-needed aid in case of emergency situations on winter roads.