Light Snow and Cold Snap Hits Dryden and Vermilion Bay: A Weather Outlook

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Winter is a great time to get out, embrace the weather and enjoy the outdoors
Winter is a great time to get out, embrace the weather and enjoy the outdoors

Residents Experience a Chilly Morning with Flurries Expected to Clear

The Dryden Airport has reported a chilly morning at -9°C with light snowfall, setting the tone for a cold day in both Dryden and Vermilion Bay.

The barometric pressure is stable at 100.8 kPa, and the humidity is high at 89%. North-northwest winds are gentle at 11 km/h but contribute to a more biting wind chill of -15°C.

Weather Forecast Summary:

  • Today: The day will start mainly cloudy with a 60 percent chance of morning flurries, which are expected to clear by the afternoon. Winds will remain up to 15 km/h, pushing the day’s high to -5°C. Wind chill values will vary from -16°C in the morning to -11°C in the afternoon, and the UV index is projected to be low at 1.
  • Tonight: The sky will clear, with winds continuing at up to 15 km/h. The temperature is set to drop to a low of -22°C, with an evening wind chill of -17°C.
  • Monday, February 19: Sunny skies are forecasted, with winds up to 15 km/h. The day’s high will reach -4°C, though wind chill factors will be significantly colder, at -27°C in the morning and improving to -7°C in the afternoon. The UV index will remain low.
  • Monday Night: Clear conditions will persist, with a nighttime low of -15°C.

Implications for Local Residents

For those living in Dryden and Vermilion Bay, the current weather conditions necessitate careful preparation for the day ahead. The morning flurries and significant wind chill factors emphasize the importance of dressing warmly, with particular attention to covering exposed skin to prevent frostbite.

The clear skies expected in the afternoon and the following day present an opportunity for outdoor activities, albeit with caution given the cold temperatures. Residents are advised to stay informed on the latest weather updates and plan their activities accordingly, ensuring they are prepared for the cold snap.

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