Fog Advisory for Ignace and English River: Caution Urged Amid Reduced Visibility

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Fog Advisory

Latest Weather Update and Fog Advisory

As of 7:05 AM EST on Friday, February 9, 2024, Ignace and English River areas are under a fog advisory with current conditions at -3°C and light snowfall. The barometric pressure remains constant at 99.6 kPa, with humidity at 92%.

Northwest winds are blowing at 21 km/h, gusting to 33 km/h. Residents and travellers are warned of near-zero visibility due to dense fog, expected to clear later in the morning.

Highway 17 is likely to be impacted, if you can delay travel, please consider doing that.

Visibility Concerns and Travel Safety

Significant reductions in visibility are occurring, with dense fog patches set to dissipate later this morning. Those planning to travel should be prepared for sudden drops in visibility, especially while driving. It is crucial to slow down, maintain a safe distance from other vehicles, and be prepared to stop if visibility decreases sharply.

Weather Forecast

Today, the weather will transition from periods of rain mixed with snow to solely snow by this morning, as fog patches begin to lift. Anticipated snowfall amounts range from 2 to 4 cm, with winds shifting to the northwest at 20 km/h, gusting up to 40 km/h. Temperatures are expected to drop to -4°C by the afternoon, with wind chill values reaching -12°C.

Tonight and Weekend Outlook

Tonight, periods of snow are expected to end near midnight, followed by cloudy skies and a 60% chance of flurries. With continued northwest winds gusting up to 40 km/h, temperatures will fall to a low of -11°C, and wind chill values will drop from -12°C this evening to -19°C overnight.

Saturday will see cloudy conditions with a 60% chance of flurries and light northwest winds in the morning. The high for the day is forecasted at -7°C, with wind chill making it feel like -19°C in the morning and improving slightly to -12°C in the afternoon. The evening will remain cloudy, with temperatures dropping to a low of -15°C.

Sunday’s Weather

The forecast for Sunday predicts cloudy skies with a high of -8°C. The evening will introduce a 30% chance of flurries, maintaining a low temperature of -14°C.

Final Word

Residents in Ignace and English River are advised to stay updated on the latest weather advisories and to take necessary precautions during this fog advisory to ensure safety amid challenging visibility conditions.

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