Winter Weather Advisory: Vermilion Bay and Dryden Prepare for Snow and Ice

Special Weather Advisory Snow

As the dawn breaks over Vermilion Bay and Dryden, light snow blankets the region, setting the stage for a day of challenging winter weather. With temperatures dipping to -5.3°C early this Sunday morning, the community is under a winter weather travel advisory, anticipating significant snowfall and potential icy conditions.

Today’s Weather Overview

Current Conditions

Observations from Dryden Airport at 6:00 AM CST reveal light snow with a temperature of -5.3°C, high humidity at 92%, and brisk east-northeast winds at 30 km/h gusting to 52 km/h. These conditions have brought the wind chill down to -13°C and reduced visibility to just 2 km, indicating the immediate impact of the ongoing snow event.

Expected Conditions

The forecast predicts snow changing to freezing drizzle this morning, with an accumulation of 2 to 4 cm expected. Winds will remain strong from the east at 30 km/h, gusting to 50 km/h, keeping the temperature steady near -3°C and the wind chill close to -12°C. The UV index will be low at 1.

Tonight, the snow will transition to rain or snow and end near midnight, followed by cloudy conditions. There’s a risk of freezing rain early in the evening, with additional snowfall of 2 to 4 cm. Southeast winds shifting to the southwest at 30 km/h, gusting to 60 km/h, will cause temperatures to rise to plus 4°C by morning, though the wind chill will drop to -11°C overnight.

Monday promises cloudy skies becoming a mix of sun and cloud in the afternoon. Southwest winds at 30 km/h, gusting to 50 km/h, will see temperatures fall to -8°C in the afternoon, with a wind chill nearing -16°C.

Wardrobe Recommendations

Residents should dress warmly in layers, with a focus on windproof and waterproof outerwear to combat the snow and potential freezing drizzle. High-quality boots with good traction are essential to navigate icy conditions, and hats, gloves, and scarves are must-haves to protect against the biting wind chill.

Historical Context

March in Vermilion Bay and Dryden often presents a mix of late winter weather, with today’s snowfall adding to the historical occurrences of significant March snowstorms. The expected snowfall and transition to freezing drizzle are characteristic of the season’s unpredictable nature.

Weather Trivia

The record snowfall events in the Vermilion Bay and Dryden region highlight the area’s vulnerability to significant winter storms, emphasizing the importance of being prepared for rapid changes in weather conditions.

Upcoming Events

The stars of Canadian Wrestling’s Elite have a point to prove and they look to prove it when CWE Presents The Point To Prove Tour across the province of Ontario with 9 events in 9 nights including a stop in Dryden on Monday, March 25th!

Be there LIVE to see the CWE debut of WWF Legend Savio Vega, CWE Champion “The Zombie Killer” MENTALLO, 7x CWE Champion “Hotshot” Danny Duggan, “The Headline” Shaun Martens, CWE Canadian Unified Jr. Heavyweight Champion Ronnie Attitude, “Chiseled” Chad Daniels, Josh “Cheeks” Holliday, Sammy Peppers, “The Mastermind” Kevin Cannon, & many more of your favorite CWE stars!
Join us in attendance, invite your friends in the area, & share to your social media networks, & encourage them to do the same, & prove your point that Ontario has some of the greatest fans anywhere in the country!
Monday, March 25th- Dryden, ON
Location: The Centre (100 Casmir Ave.)
Time: VIP/Meet & Greet 6pm, Doors Open 6:30pm, Bell time 7pm
Tickets: VIP First Priority Access Meet & Greet $29, General Admission $24 in advance, $27 at the door.
Advance Tickets Available At: The Centre (100 Casmir Ave.)
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