Significant Winter Weather Expected for Armstrong and Whitesand Area


Residents Urged to Prepare for Snow and Freezing Rain

Armstrong and Whitesand: Residents of Armstrong and Whitesand are advised to prepare for significant winter weather conditions set to impact the region today and into the weekend. The forecast calls for a mix of snow, freezing rain, and drizzle, posing potential hazards on the roadways.

Friday Weather Forecast: The day is expected to begin with cloudy skies, but conditions will deteriorate as snowfall is set to commence around noon. The snowfall may intensify in the afternoon, with the possibility of snow mixing with drizzle later in the day. Motorists are warned of a risk of freezing rain in the morning and early afternoon, which could create slippery road surfaces. Accumulations of snow are predicted to range from 2 to 4 centimetres.

Winds from the southeast will be blowing at 20 km/h, gusting up to 40 km/h, before becoming light in the afternoon. The high temperature for the day is expected to reach +3°C, but the wind chill may make it feel as cold as -9°C in the morning.

Friday Night: As the evening approaches, the periods of snow or drizzle are forecasted to come to an end. However, cloudy conditions will persist, accompanied by a 60 percent chance of drizzle. Residents should expect temperatures to drop to 0°C overnight.

Saturday Outlook: On Saturday, the region can anticipate continued cloudy skies with a 40 percent chance of flurries. High temperatures for the day are predicted to reach -5°C.

Saturday Night: Cloudy periods will dominate the night, with temperatures dropping to -12°C.

Residents are advised to exercise caution on the roads, especially during the period of snowfall and freezing rain, which can create slippery driving conditions. Be sure to allow extra time for travel and maintain a safe distance from other vehicles.

Weather Trivia: Did you know that snowflakes come in various shapes and sizes? The intricate, hexagonal structure of a snowflake results from the unique arrangement of water molecules as they freeze. While many snowflakes appear symmetrical, each one is entirely distinct, much like a work of art.

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