Greater Sudbury Weather Alert: April 3, 2024 – Winter Storm Warning in Effect

Winter Storm Warning

Greater Sudbury is currently under a Winter Storm Warning, with significant snowfall expected today through early Thursday morning. This weather event brings a significant amount of snow, particularly to the north of Sudbury and Elliot Lake, affecting visibility and travel conditions.

Today’s Weather Overview

Current Conditions

As observed at Greater Sudbury Airport at 7:00 AM EDT, Wednesday, April 3, 2024, the weather conditions are a mix of light rain and snow. The temperature is hovering at 0.5°C with a dew point of -0.4°C, leading to a high humidity level of 94%. The pressure is falling, currently at 99.9 kPa. Winds are coming from the East-Northeast (ENE) at 40 km/h with gusts up to 52 km/h, and visibility is at 16 km.

Weather Forecast

  • Today: Expect snow at times mixed with rain, with local snowfall amounts of 5 to 10 cm. Winds from the east will blow at 30 km/h, gusting to 50 km/h. The high for today is expected to be plus 3°C, with a low UV index of 1.
  • Tonight: Snow is expected to continue, with an additional amount of 5 cm. Winds will remain from the east at 30 km/h, gusting to 50 km/h, with temperatures dropping to a low of zero.
  • Thursday, April 4: The forecast predicts cloudy skies with a 30% chance of flurries and northeast winds at 30 km/h. The high will be plus 2°C with a low UV index of 2.
  • Friday, April 5: Cloudy conditions will persist with a high of plus 4°C, followed by cloudy periods during the night and a low of minus 2°C.
  • Saturday, April 6: The outlook brightens with sunny skies and a high of 10°C, moving into a clear night with a low of minus 3°C.

Wardrobe Recommendations

In anticipation of the snowy and mixed precipitation conditions, it’s advisable to wear warm, insulated, and waterproof outerwear. Durable, waterproof boots with good traction are essential to navigate slippery surfaces safely.

Weather Trivia

Winter storms, often known as nor’easters along the East Coast of the United States and Canada, can bring heavy snow, rain, and gusty winds. These storms form within the western Atlantic Ocean and can affect the weather across a large area, including the Great Lakes region.

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