January 4, 2024: Weather Outlook for Dryden and Vermilion Bay Cold and Snow

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Weather Winter making a snowman

DRYDEN – WEATHER – Residents in Vermilion Bay and Dryden are experiencing a frosty morning with light snow, as the temperature hovers around -14°C. The day promises a cloudy sky with a 40% chance of light snow, followed by patches of sun. Winds shifting southwest at 20 km/h around noon will bring the wind chill down to -22°C in the morning, slightly warming up to -17°C by the afternoon. The UV index remains low.

Dress for the Weather: In these cold conditions, dressing warmly is crucial. A thermal base layer, followed by an insulated middle layer and a windproof outer layer, is recommended. Don’t forget thermal socks, waterproof boots, gloves, and a warm hat to retain body heat. Sunglasses can help against the glare, especially during the sunnier parts of the day.

Forecast Outlook: The evening will see increasing cloudiness, with a 40% chance of flurries and a low of -13°C. The chilly trend continues into Friday, with cloudy skies and a high of -8°C. The weekend doesn’t offer much respite, with Saturday also remaining cloudy and temperatures hovering around -8°C, providing consistent chances for snow.

Weather Trivia:

  • Vermilion Bay and Dryden are known for their long, cold winters, often accompanied by significant snowfall.
  • The lowest temperature ever recorded in the region was a bone-chilling -40°C.
  • These areas are popular for winter sports like ice fishing and snowmobiling, thanks to their extended snowy season.
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