Current Weather Conditions and Advisory
ARMSTRONG – WEATHER – As of 7:05 AM EST on Friday, February 9, 2024, Whitesand and Armstrong are experiencing a fog advisory with current weather showing +1°C and mist enveloping the area.
The barometric pressure is stable at 99.2 kPa, with humidity levels peaking at 99%, and winds are reported to be calm. Residents and travelers in these regions are warned of near-zero visibility due to dense fog, and should consider delaying highway travel until the fog lifts which is expected later in the morning.
Visibility and Travel Safety
Significant reductions in visibility to nearly zero are occurring, posing challenges for morning commuters and travellers. Those on the road are urged to exercise increased caution: slow down, maintain a safe following distance, and be ready to stop if visibility worsens suddenly.
The day will see a transition from periods of rain to snow by the afternoon, with fog patches expected to clear as the morning progresses. Snow accumulations of 2 to 4 cm are anticipated as winds shift to the northwest at 20 km/h, gusting up to 40 km/h, causing temperatures to drop to -1°C. The wind chill is expected to feel like -7°C by the afternoon.
Tonight and Upcoming Days
Tonight’s forecast includes continued periods of snow with an additional 2 to 4 cm expected. Northwest winds will persist, contributing to a low of -11°C and wind chill values decreasing from -7°C in the evening to -18°C overnight.
Saturday will be cloudy with a 60% chance of flurries. Winds from the northwest gusting up to 40 km/h will become light by early morning, with a high of -8°C and wind chill factors nearing -18°C. The night will remain cloudy, with a 30% chance of flurries and a low of -15°C.
The weather on Sunday is forecasted to remain cloudy with a high of -9°C. The evening will introduce cloudy periods along with a 30% chance of flurries, maintaining a low temperature of -15°C.
Residents of Whitesand and Armstrong are encouraged to stay informed on the latest weather advisories and to prepare for the foggy conditions, ensuring safety during these reduced visibility situations.