April 1, 2024: Weather Update for Vermilion Bay, Dryden, and Surrounding Highways

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Domtar Mill in Dryden

DRYDEN – WEATHER – Vermilion Bay and Dryden, along with travelers on Highway 17 and Highway 105, are experiencing a chilly start to April, with temperatures recorded at -11°C early this morning.

Conditions observed at the Dryden Airport at 6:00 AM CDT reveal a mainly clear sky, laying the groundwork for a day that promises gradual warming under mixed sun and cloud cover.

Today’s Weather Overview

Current Conditions

With the mercury at -10.5°C and a dew point close behind at -11.4°C, the air is crisp and almost fully saturated, indicated by the 93% humidity. A light east-northeast wind at 5 km/h adds a slight bite to the air, bringing the wind chill down to -14°C. Visibility is good at 16 km, suggesting clear conditions for early morning commutes or outdoor activities.

Today: Expect a mix of sun and cloud throughout the day, with winds reaching up to 15 km/h. Temperatures are set to climb to a more comfortable high of 4°C, though the morning starts with a sharp wind chill of -12°C. The day’s moderate UV index of 3 calls for cautious sun protection during outdoor exposure.

Tonight: The evening will see just a few clouds with continued light winds, leading to a low of -7°C. The wind chill will make it feel slightly colder at -10°C, suggesting a need for warm layers if out and about.

Tuesday, April 2: The day will be mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of morning and afternoon flurries. Light winds will persist, and temperatures will again reach a high of 4°C, mirroring Monday’s warmth but starting with a brisk morning wind chill of -12°C. The lower UV index of 2 indicates less concern for sun exposure.

Wednesday, April 3: A sunny day is on the horizon, offering a bit of respite from the cold with a high of 3°C. The night promises clear skies, with temperatures dropping to -8°C, maintaining a pattern of cool but stable weather.

Thursday, April 4: Sunshine continues to grace Vermilion Bay and Dryden, with temperatures peaking at 4°C. The clear trend extends into the evening, with a low of -7°C, suggesting another tranquil night.

Wardrobe Recommendations

Given the variable temperatures and conditions, dressing in layers remains the best strategy. Start with a moisture-wicking base layer, add an insulating middle layer, and finish with a windproof and waterproof outer layer for the daytime. Evening and early morning hours call for added warmth, so consider a heavier coat and accessories like gloves and a hat.

Weather Trivia

Did you know? The phenomenon of “wind chill” is a measure of how cold it feels outside when the effect of the wind is factored in with the actual air temperature. This concept is crucial in areas like Vermilion Bay and Dryden, where even light winds can significantly impact the perceived temperature, especially during the transition seasons.

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