A Chilly and Snowy Weekend in Store
Residents of Armstrong and Whitesand are facing a cold and snowy weekend with temperatures dipping significantly and consistent snowfall in the forecast.
Today’s Weather Dynamics:
- The day begins at a frigid -16°C, accompanied by light snow.
- Periods of snow are expected throughout the day with accumulations of around 5 cm.
- The east wind will pick up at 20 km/h, making the high of -10°C feel much colder.
- The morning wind chill is set to hit -25°C, slightly improving to -15°C in the afternoon.
- The snow continues into the night, adding another 5 cm.
- With lighter winds up to 15 km/h, temperatures will drop to -14°C.
- The evening wind chill will hover around -14°C, dropping further to -22°C overnight.
Looking Ahead to Sunday and Monday:
- Sunday will see periods of snow ending early, then transitioning to a mix of sun and cloud.
- A 30% chance of flurries persists throughout the day with a steady temperature near -15°C.
- The night will be partly cloudy with occasional flurries and a low of -27°C.
- Monday continues the trend of cloudy skies and a 30% chance of flurries, with highs around -12°C and lows at -14°C.
- Layering is crucial in these conditions; start with thermal undergarments and add multiple layers.
- A heavy, insulated coat is essential, along with a hat, gloves, and a scarf to protect from wind chill.
- Waterproof boots with good insulation are recommended to navigate the snowy conditions.
Weather Trivia: Did you know that the coldest temperature ever recorded in Canada was -63°C in Snag, Yukon, on February 3, 1947?