Potential Transition to Freezing Rain or Ice Pellets Adds to Weather Concerns
Armstrong and Whitesand – A Special Weather Advisory is in effect for Whitesand and Armstrong, forecasting locally heavy snowfall from tonight into Monday. The snow may become mixed with or transition to ice pellets or freezing rain late Sunday night into Monday morning. Accumulations of 10 to 15 cm of snow are expected, with higher amounts possible. The uncertainty surrounding this system necessitates monitoring future forecasts for updates, and snowfall warnings may be issued later.
- Morning: A mix of sun and cloud, becoming cloudier closer to noon.
- Temperature: High of -2°C with a wind chill of -13°C in the morning, improving to -6°C in the afternoon.
- Wind: Up to 15 km/h.
- UV Index: Low (1).
- Snowfall: Heavy snow is expected to commence early in the evening with accumulations of 5 to 10 cm.
- Temperature: Low of -4°C.
- Wind: Northeast, 20 km/h gusting to 40 km/h, with a wind chill near -10°C.
Monday, Nov 6:
- Snowfall: Continued heavy snowfall, with an additional 5 cm expected.
- Temperature: High of -4°C with a wind chill near -12°C.
- Wind: Northeast, 20 km/h gusting to 40 km/h.
The anticipated snowfall, possibly transitioning to ice pellets or freezing rain, raises concerns for travel safety due to slippery road conditions and reduced visibility.
Precautionary Measures and Impact
- Layered clothing with an outer layer that’s water and wind-resistant.
- Waterproof boots with good traction to navigate potentially icy conditions.
- Anticipate challenging driving conditions due to snow accumulation and potential icy patches.
- Adjust travel plans if possible, avoiding unnecessary travel during heavy snowfall periods.
- Monitor future forecasts for updated information.
- Be prepared for the possibility of snowfall warnings being issued as the situation evolves.
Residents in Whitesand and Armstrong are advised to prepare for adverse weather conditions and stay updated on the latest forecasts.