Whitesand and Armstrong – Autumn’s First Major Snowfall: Travel Caution Advised

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Whitesand and Armstrong – Weather – Residents are bracing for the season’s first significant snowfall, forecast to last through Friday afternoon.

Projected Snowfall Quantity: Snow accumulations could range between 10 to 20 cm, marking a notable shift in weather conditions.

Snowfall Schedule: The onset of heavy snowfall is anticipated this evening, continuing into Friday before reducing to flurries by late afternoon or evening.

Uncertainty in Snow Distribution: The exact regions slated for the heaviest snowfall remain uncertain. Along Highway 17, snow mixed with ice pellets could potentially decrease snow accumulations in some areas.

Travel Challenges: Rapid snow accumulation is expected to challenge travel across some locations, with heavy snowfall, particularly in the morning, leading to possible road obstructions.

Friday’s Chill Factor: With a high temperature of zero, and a morning wind chill of minus 9, Friday will see the northeast wind of 20 km/h shifting to the northwest later in the morning.

Continued Snowfall into Friday Night: The night will see periods of snow, with northwest winds at 20 km/h gusting to 40 before becoming light after midnight. Temperatures will dip to minus 5 with a wind chill near minus 11.

Saturday’s Partial Respite, 28th October: Saturday will bring a mix of sun and cloud with a 30% chance of flurries, as temperatures rise slightly to a high of plus 2.

Preparation Recommendations: Ensure to dress in warm, layered clothing and check travel advisories before heading out. For those driving, a vehicle safety kit with essentials like a snow shovel, ice scraper, and a first-aid kit can be invaluable.

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