Vermilion Bay and Dryden Weather Outlook: March 17-20, 2024

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Residents of Vermilion Bay and Dryden are currently experiencing light snow, setting the tone for a week that will fluctuate between cloudy conditions, periods of snow, and ultimately, clear and sunny days. This forecast, based on observations from Dryden Airport at 4:00 AM CDT on Sunday, March 17, 2024, indicates a continuation of cold weather, with significant wind chill factors to consider.

Today’s Weather Overview

Current Conditions
  • Temperature: -11.2°C
  • Condition: Light Snow
  • Pressure: 101.8 kPa
  • Humidity: 75%
  • Wind: N at 17 km/h, gusting to 42 km/h
  • Wind Chill: -19
  • Visibility: 16 km

Light snow is falling in the early hours, with a brisk north wind contributing to a significant wind chill effect, though visibility remains relatively clear.

Expected Conditions
  • Tonight: Light snow is expected to end near midnight, leaving cloudy skies and a 40 percent chance of flurries, with an additional snow accumulation of about 2 cm. The wind will shift northwest at 30 km/h, gusting to 50 km/h. Temperatures are expected to drop to -14°C, with wind chills of -11°C in the evening and dipping to -23°C overnight.
  • Sunday, March 17: Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of morning flurries. North winds at 30 km/h, gusting to 50 km/h, will bring the high to -8°C. Wind chills in the morning could feel as cold as -25°C, improving slightly to -15°C in the afternoon. The UV index will remain low at 2. The night will see clouds beginning to part, with lighter north winds and a low of -19°C. Evening wind chills will make it feel like -16°C, worsening to -21°C overnight.
  • Monday, March 18: Periods of snow are forecasted, with a high of -3°C. The night will continue to be cloudy, with a 40 percent chance of flurries and a low of -8°C.
  • Tuesday, March 19: A day of mixed sun and cloud, along with a 40 percent chance of flurries, is expected, reaching a high of -1°C. The clear night will see temperatures plummet to -21°C.
  • Wednesday, March 20: Sunny skies will prevail throughout the day, with a high of -6°C. The clear trend continues into the night, with temperatures reaching a low of -23°C.

Wardrobe Recommendations

Given the forecast, it is essential for residents and visitors to dress warmly. Heavy coats, insulated footwear, hats, gloves, and scarves should be staples in your daily attire, especially considering the significant wind chill factor present on most days.

Weather Trivia

The weather patterns in Vermilion Bay and Dryden are influenced by their geographical positioning, which can lead to rapid changes in weather conditions, especially in transitional seasons like spring. The clear nights forecasted towards the end of this period are a typical characteristic of colder air masses settling in the area.

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