Special Weather Statement for Whitesand and Armstrong: Freezing Rain Advisory

Freezing Rain Warning

Current Weather Conditions and Advisory

Residents of Whitesand and Armstrong should be alert to current weather conditions as of 5:52 AM EST, with the temperature at +1°C and mist enveloping the Armstrong Airport. The barometer reads a steady 100.8 kPa, with humidity at 96% and winds coming from the SSE at 17 km/h. A Special Weather Statement is in effect, warning of the possibility of freezing rain early this morning.

Hazard Alert: Freezing Rain

A brief period of freezing rain is forecasted, creating potentially hazardous conditions. Untreated surfaces, including roads and sidewalks, may become icy and slippery, affecting travel.

Weather Forecast and Expectations

Early morning freezing rain is expected to transition to periods of snow or ice pellets mixed with freezing rain, concluding early before turning cloudy. There’s a 40 percent chance of rain showers late this morning into the early afternoon, with rain mixing with snow by the afternoon. Southeast winds will increase to 20 km/h, gusting up to 40 km/h, with a high of +4°C anticipated. The UV index will remain low at 1.

Tonight and Friday’s Outlook

Tonight, expect periods of snow mixed with rain, transitioning fully to rain near midnight. Fog patches are likely to develop post-midnight, with a possible local snowfall accumulation of 2 cm. Winds will taper off to light conditions by the evening, with temperatures holding at a low of +2°C.

For Friday, February 9, periods of rain mixed with snow will shift to snow by the afternoon. Morning fog patches are expected to clear, with snowfall amounts ranging between 2 to 4 cm. Winds will shift to the northwest at 20 km/h, gusting to 40 km/h by late afternoon, causing temperatures to drop to -1°C and wind chill reaching -8°C in the afternoon. The night will remain cloudy, with a 40 percent chance of flurries and a low of -11°C.

Safety Precautions

Residents are advised to exercise caution, particularly during the early morning hours due to the risk of freezing rain. Adjust travel plans accordingly and prepare for changing conditions throughout the day and into the weekend.

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