Weather Advisory for Vermilion Bay, Dryden, and Highways 17 & 105

Weather Update Road Conditions

Heavy Snow and Hazardous Driving Conditions Expected Monday

Weather Update for Vermilion Bay, Dryden, and Key Highways

DRYDEN – WEATHER – As of early Monday morning, February 26, 2024, a critical weather advisory is in place for Vermilion Bay, Dryden, and the surrounding areas, including Highways 17 and 105. With temperatures recorded at -11°C under cloudy skies at 6:00 AM, significant weather changes are anticipated through Wednesday.

Current Weather Conditions

  • Temperature: Sitting at -11°C, with wind chills lowering the felt temperature to -18°C.
  • Atmospheric Pressure: The barometer reads a steady 100.5 kPa.
  • Wind: Southeast winds gusting from 17 to 28 km/h signal incoming weather shifts.

Forecast Highlights


  • Snow: Heavy snowfall starting early this morning, expected to end by this afternoon. Total accumulation between 5 to 10 cm.
  • Wind: Southeast at 20 km/h, becoming lighter as the day progresses. Despite a high of +4°C, wind chill values will be as low as -20°C in the morning.


  • Conditions Worsen: Cloudy with winds turning northeast at 30 km/h, gusting to 50. The temperature will drop to -16°C, with wind chill reaching -24°C.


  • Continued Snowfall: Snow and blowing snow, accumulating another 5 to 10 cm. Wind chill values could dip to -32°C, presenting a significant risk of frostbite.


  • A Break in the Weather: Sunny skies with a high of -14°C, moving into a clear night with lows around -24°C.

Travel Advisory and Safety Measures

With the winter weather advisory firmly in effect, residents and travelers on Highways 17 and 105 should prepare for challenging conditions:

  • Driving Caution: Expect reduced visibility and hazardous conditions. Adjust travel plans to avoid the worst of the weather.
  • Visibility: In reduced visibility, slow down, keep a safe distance from the vehicle ahead, and be prepared to stop.
  • Stay Informed: For the latest road conditions and travel information, visit, follow @511Ontario on Twitter, or call 5-1-1.

Individuals in the affected areas are urged to take this advisory seriously, making necessary preparations and adjustments to ensure safety during this period of heavy snowfall and rapidly changing weather conditions.

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