Weather Update: Vermilion Bay and Dryden Brace for Chilly Week Ahead

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Residents to Experience a Mix of Light Snow, Flurries, and Sunny Days Amidst Cold Temperatures

Current Conditions

Early risers in Vermilion Bay and Dryden were greeted with a chilly -5.7°C and light snowfall this morning. The weather station at Dryden Airport reported a steady barometer reading of 101.4 kPa and a high humidity level of 96%. With the wind coming from the SSW at 18 km/h, the wind chill has made it feel significantly colder, at -19°C.

Today’s Forecast

The light snow is expected to cease by late afternoon, leaving the sky mainly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of flurries. There’s also a risk of freezing drizzle this morning. The wind will continue to blow from the southwest at 20 km/h, with gusts reaching up to 40 km/h. Despite the high of -3°C, the wind chill will make it feel like -14°C in the morning and -9°C in the afternoon.


The clouds will linger, accompanied by a 40 percent chance of flurries. The wind chill is expected to drop to -10°C in the evening and plummet to -18°C overnight, with lows reaching -10°C.

Looking Ahead

  • Thursday, 15 Feb: The day will be marked by light snow and a northwest wind blowing at 20 km/h. The high will be -8°C, with the wind chill making it feel as cold as -18°C.
  • Thursday Night: Expect cloudy periods and a 30 percent chance of flurries, with a low of -28°C.
  • Friday, 16 Feb: The sun will make a welcome appearance, though the high will only reach -13°C.
  • Friday Night: The sky will turn cloudy again, with temperatures dropping to -16°C.
  • Saturday, 17 Feb: A mix of sun and cloud is forecasted, with a high of -5°C and nighttime lows around -19°C, accompanied by cloudy periods and a 30 percent chance of flurries.

Safety and Comfort Tips

Residents are advised to dress warmly and in layers to combat the wind chill, especially in the early morning and overnight. Ensuring vehicles are winter-ready and keeping emergency kits updated is also recommended during this fluctuating weather period.

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