Greater Sudbury Weather Update: Snowfall Warning Remains in Effect as Snowfall Continues This Morning, April 4, 2024

Winter Storm

SUDBURY – WEATHER – Greater Sudbury faces a continued snowfall warning as residents wake up to more snow this morning. The city is blanketed under additional snowfall, affecting visibility and road conditions. As the snowfall is expected to lighten and become intermittent through the morning, caution is advised for all morning travel.

Today’s Weather Overview

Current Conditions

As of 6:00 AM EDT at Greater Sudbury Airport, the city is experiencing light snow with a temperature standing at 0°C. The barometric pressure is noted at 100.1 kPa with a tendency to fall, highlighting the ongoing snowfall event. Humidity levels are high at 97%, with an east-northeast wind blowing at 26 km/h creating a wind chill factor of -6, making it feel significantly colder than the actual temperature. Visibility has been reduced to 4 km due to the snow, necessitating careful driving and travel considerations.

Weather Forecast
  • Today: Snowfall is expected to end this afternoon, leading to cloudy skies with a 60 percent chance of flurries. Total snow accumulation could reach between 2 to 4 cm. Winds from the northeast could reach 30 km/h, gusting up to 50 km/h, with a high of plus 2°C. The UV index remains low at 2.
  • Tonight: The skies will remain cloudy with a 60 percent chance of flurries continuing. The wind is expected to become lighter this evening, shifting from northeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 to north 20 km/h late in the evening. The temperature will drop to minus 3°C with a wind chill making it feel as cold as minus 8 overnight.
  • Friday, April 5: The day will start cloudy with a 60 percent chance of flurries, potentially changing to a mix of rain showers or flurries in the afternoon. The wind will blow from the north at 30 km/h, gusting to 50 km/h, with a high of plus 4°C. The morning could feel as cold as minus 9 due to wind chill, and the UV index will again be low at 2.
  • Saturday, April 6: A sunny day is forecasted with a high of 9°C, dropping to minus 4°C at night under clear skies.
  • Sunday, April 7: Continuing the sunny trend, the high will reach 11°C, with the night remaining clear and a low of plus 1°C.

Wardrobe Recommendations

Given the fluctuating temperatures and the presence of snow, it’s advisable to layer up with warm, waterproof outerwear for the next few days. Include hats and gloves for extra warmth, especially in the morning and evening hours. Footwear should be waterproof and slip-resistant to navigate the snowy and potentially icy conditions safely.

Weather Trivia

Did you know Greater Sudbury is no stranger to fluctuating spring weather? In fact, it’s common for the area to experience snowfall well into April, reminding us of the city’s resilience and adaptability to diverse weather patterns.

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