Fog Advisory in Effect: Near Zero Visibility Warning
WINNIPEG – WEATHER – Winnipeg residents are waking up to a fog advisory this morning, with the weather desk advising of near-zero visibility in certain areas, which is expected to clear as the morning progresses.
With the current temperature at 0°C and a barometer reading of 101.6 kPa and rising, the city is under a blanket of mostly cloudy skies.
The fog, coupled with 100% humidity and an east wind blowing at 10 km/h, is creating hazardous travel conditions. Residents are advised to exercise caution, especially during the morning commute, by slowing down and being prepared for sudden visibility changes.
The weather forecast for today indicates cloudy skies with fog persisting in the early morning, potentially affecting visibility.
Winds are expected to shift to the northeast, increasing to 20 km/h with gusts up to 40 km/h. Despite the foggy start, the temperature is predicted to reach a high of just above 2°C, with a low UV index, indicating minimal sun exposure.
Tonight, Winnipeg is bracing for periods of rain, with an estimated precipitation of 5 mm. The wind will continue from the northeast at 20 km/h, gusting to 40 km/h, before becoming lighter overnight. The temperature will hover around a low of plus 1°C.
Looking ahead to Thursday, the city will experience a significant weather transition. The morning’s periods of rain are expected to change to snow in the afternoon as the wind shifts to the north, increasing to 30 km/h with gusts up to 50 km/h. This shift will bring a noticeable drop in temperature, falling to minus 1°C in the afternoon, and leading into a snowy and windy night with lows reaching minus 11°C.
Residents of Winnipeg should prepare for this rapid change in weather conditions. The shift from fog and rain to snow within a 24-hour period highlights the importance of staying informed about weather updates and being ready for winter weather challenges.
Safety measures during foggy conditions, such as reducing speed and maintaining a safe distance from other vehicles, are crucial.
As the weather transitions to snow, ensuring vehicles are winter-ready and planning for potential travel delays will help in navigating the changing conditions safely.