Vermilion Bay and Dryden Weather Outlook: Winter Storm Warning in Effect Through Tuesday Night

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Winter Weather alert RED

Vermilion Bay and Dryden are currently under a winter storm warning, with a prolonged snowfall event forecasted to last through Tuesday night. This severe weather, caused by a slow-moving Colorado low, promises heavy snow, reduced visibility, and potentially hazardous travel conditions.

Today’s Weather Overview

Current Conditions

DRYDEN – WEATHER – As observed at Dryden Airport at 5:00 AM CDT, Monday, March 25, 2024, the weather is cloudy with a temperature of -8.8°C. The atmospheric pressure stands at 102.0 kPa, and the humidity is at 43%.

The northeast wind blowing at 18 km/h, with gusts reaching up to 33 km/h, brings the wind chill down to -16°C. Visibility is relatively clear at 16 km, despite the cloudy conditions.

Today’s Forecast

Expected Conditions

Today’s forecast predicts cloudy skies with a 60 percent chance of flurries early in the morning. Snow is expected to begin this morning, accompanied by local blowing snow. Approximately 5 cm of snowfall is anticipated, with northeast winds blowing at 30 km/h and gusting to 60 km/h. The high is expected to be -6°C, with a wind chill of -21°C in the morning and -15°C in the afternoon. The UV index will be low at 1.

Tonight, snow and local blowing snow are expected to continue, with snowfall amounts ranging from 5 to 10 cm. Winds from the northeast will blow at 40 km/h, gusting to 60 km/h. The low for tonight is forecasted to be -11°C, with a wind chill of -16°C this evening, dropping to -21°C overnight.

Extended Forecast

For Tuesday, March 26, the area will continue to see snow and local blowing snow, with additional accumulations of 5 to 10 cm. Northeast winds will persist at 30 km/h, gusting to 50 km/h. The high will be -7°C, with wind chills of -21°C in the morning and -16°C in the afternoon. The UV index remains low at 1. The night is expected to bring periods of snow with a low of -13°C.

The extended forecast for Wednesday, March 27, indicates flurries with a high of -10°C. The night will be cloudy with a 40 percent chance of flurries and a low of -14°C.

Wardrobe Recommendations

With ongoing heavy snow and strong winds, dressing in warm, windproof layers is crucial. A thermal base layer, combined with a fleece or wool mid-layer and a windproof, waterproof outer layer, will offer protection against the cold and snow. Don’t forget a hat, gloves, and insulated boots to maintain warmth and ensure safety during this winter storm.

Weather Trivia

The “Colorado low” is a low-pressure system that originates over the Colorado region, known for causing significant winter weather events as it moves northward, including heavy snowfall and strong winds, exactly like the one impacting Vermilion Bay and Dryden.

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