Winter Weather Advisory for Vermilion Bay and Dryden: Transitioning Precipitation Poses Risks

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Heavy Snowfall, Freezing Rain, and Transitioning Temperatures Expected to Affect the Region

Summary:

A complex weather system is moving into Vermilion Bay and Dryden, bringing a mix of snow, ice pellets, freezing rain, and eventually rain. The event will start near noon today with snow, intensify into the evening, and may complicate travel. Residents and travellers are urged to stay updated on weather forecasts and exercise caution.

Detailed Forecast:

Today:

  • Sky Condition: Mainly cloudy, snow expected to start early afternoon.
  • Precipitation: Snow beginning near noon, becoming heavy at times, with a risk of freezing rain late this afternoon. Expected snowfall: 2 cm.
  • Temperature: High of +1°C.
  • Wind: Becoming southeast at 20 km/h this morning.
  • Wind Chill: -10°C this morning.
  • UV Index: Low (1).

Tonight:

  • Precipitation: Snow transitioning to a mix of rain and snow this evening with a risk of freezing rain early on. Expected snowfall: 5 to 10 cm.
  • Visibility: Fog patches developing overnight.
  • Temperature: Steady at +1°C.
  • Wind: Southeast at 20 km/h.

Monday, Nov 6:

  • Precipitation: Periods of snow ending in the afternoon, then cloudy with a 40% chance of flurries. Expected snowfall: 2 cm.
  • Temperature: High of +1°C, falling to -2°C in the afternoon.
  • Wind: Up to 15 km/h.
  • Wind Chill: -7°C in the afternoon.

Wardrobe Suggestions:

  • Heavy Insulated Footwear: To keep feet warm and dry.
  • Layered Clothing: Layering helps retain warmth, especially with moisture-wicking base layers.
  • Snow-Resistant Outerwear: To protect against snow and freezing rain.
  • Head, Hands, and Neck Protection: Essential for retaining body heat and protection against cold winds.

Precautions:

  • Travel Advisory: Be cautious on the roads, especially during the snow and freezing rain. Delay travel if possible.
  • Visibility: Fog patches can reduce visibility. Take extra caution when driving.
  • Stay Updated: Keep an eye on updated weather forecasts as the situation may change.

Residents should prepare for challenging weather conditions, and adhere to any advisories or warnings issued by local weather authorities to navigate through this wintry spell safely.

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