Vermilion Bay and Dryden’s Weather Forecast: Bright but Frosty Start for Spring??

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Vermilion Bay and Dryden – WEATHER – The chilly embrace of winter’s tail end is palpable, with temperatures early in the morning at a frigid -20°C. The cold conditions observed at Dryden Airport paint a clear picture of what residents can expect: a sunny day ahead but with frostbite-inducing cold.

Let’s unpack the weather details for the area as the community transitions into spring.

Today’s Weather Overview

Current Conditions

Dryden Airport reports mainly clear skies with a temperature of -19.6°C at 5:00 AM CDT. The air is dry, as indicated by a dew point of -23.5°C, and humidity is at 71%. A west-southwest wind blowing at 11 km/h adds a biting edge to the cold, bringing the wind chill down to -27°C. Visibility is good at 16 km, hinting at clear skies for the majority of the day.

Tomorrow’s Forecast

Today promises abundant sunshine with winds shifting to the west at 20 km/h in the morning. Despite the sunny skies, temperatures will climb to only a high of -7°C. Morning wind chills are expected to be harsh at -32°C, improving slightly to -14°C in the afternoon, but still posing a significant risk of frostbite. The UV index remains low at 2.

Tonight, skies will remain clear, with west winds at 20 km/h becoming lighter in the evening. The temperature will drop to a low of -18°C, with evening wind chills at -12°C and dropping further to -24°C overnight.

Friday, March 22, is forecasted to be sunny again, with northwest winds at 20 km/h gusting up to 40 by late morning. The high for the day will be -8°C, with morning wind chills around -27°C and -15°C in the afternoon, signaling a continued risk of frostbite. The UV index will stay low at 2.

The weekend outlook maintains the sunny trend, with clear skies from Saturday, March 23, through to Sunday, March 24. High temperatures will hover around -9°C on Saturday and warm slightly to -5°C by Sunday. Nighttime temperatures will dip to -21°C on both Friday and Saturday nights, before moderating somewhat to -13°C by Sunday night.

Wardrobe Recommendations

In preparation for the cold mornings and slightly milder afternoons, layering remains key. Start with thermal base layers, add fleece or wool for insulation, and top with a windproof jacket. Don’t forget warm accessories like hats, gloves, and scarves to protect against frostbite.

Weather Trivia

The Vermilion Bay and Dryden area is known for its crisp spring mornings. In March 2003, the region recorded one of its coldest spring temperatures at -25°C, showcasing the variability and often harsh reality of spring weather in Northwestern Ontario.

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