Vermilion Bay and Dryden Witness Fall’s First Major Snowfall: Caution Urged on Roads

Weather Warning

Vermilion Bay and Dryden – WEATHER – The first significant snowfall of the season is unfolding today, with snow accumulations of 10 to 20 cm expected. Peak snowfall rates could hit 2 to 4 cm per hour.

A Snowfall Warning is in effect, issued by the Weather Office at 5:08 a.m. EST.

Snowfall Timeline: The heavy snowfall, shifting to lighter snow near noon, is anticipated to continue through this afternoon, eventually tapering to flurries from west to east.

Navigational Challenges: Accumulating snow is likely to make highways, roads, walkways, and parking lots difficult to navigate, thereby increasing the risk of accidents.

Driving Precaution Advisory: With changing road conditions and possibly reduced visibility, it’s imperative to adjust driving speeds, remain vigilant for tail lights ahead, and be prepared to stop when necessary.

Today’s Weather Summary: Heavy snow will transition to light snow near noon, with an additional 5 to 10 cm of snow expected. The north wind at 20 km/h will become light early this afternoon, with a high of plus 1°C, though a wind chill of minus 7°C is expected this morning.

Tonight’s Flurry Forecast: A mainly cloudy sky with a 70% chance of flurries is anticipated for tonight. With winds up to 15 km/h, the temperature will dip to minus 5°C, and wind chill will feel like minus 8°C overnight.

Saturday, 28th October Outlook: Saturday will remain cloudy with a 70% chance of flurries. Wind will shift to the west at 20 km/h, gusting to 40 km/h in the morning, with a high of minus 1°C. Morning wind chill will be near minus 10°C.

Preparation Recommendations: Dressing in warm layers, wearing slip-resistant footwear, and having a well-stocked vehicle safety kit can significantly enhance safety during these snowy conditions.

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