Rainfall Warning for Armstrong, Gull Bay, and Black Sturgeon Lake: Heavy Rain and Thunderstorms Expected

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Armstrong, Gull Bay, and Black Sturgeon Lake Weather Update

Current Weather Conditions

At 6:00 AM EDT on Tuesday, 18 June 2024, Armstrong Airport reported a sunny sky with a temperature of 9.4°C, a dew point of 8.7°C, and humidity at 95%. The wind is calm, and visibility is 16 km. The barometric pressure is recorded at 100.8 kPa.

Rainfall Warning Details

A Rainfall Warning is in effect for Gull Bay and Black Sturgeon Lake, with significant rainfall expected from this morning through tonight. The region could experience between 50 to 80 mm of rain, with locally higher amounts possible in areas affected by multiple thunderstorms or prolonged rainfall.

Weather Forecast for Today

Expect cloudy conditions with showers and a few thunderstorms beginning early this morning, bringing a local amount of rainfall up to 30 mm. The high temperature will reach 25°C, with a humidex value of 32, and a moderate UV index of 3.

Tonight’s Weather

Showers and thunderstorms will continue tonight with a local rainfall amount between 20 to 30 mm. The low temperature will be 17°C.

Tomorrow’s Forecast

On Wednesday, 19 June, the weather will be cloudy with a 60 percent chance of showers in the morning. The high temperature will reach 22°C, with a humidex value of 28 and a very high UV index of 8.

Looking Ahead

  • Wednesday Night: Clearing skies with a low of 10°C.
  • Thursday, 20 June: Sunny with a high of 23°C, followed by clear skies at night and a low of 11°C.

Historical Weather Data

  • Historic High for 18 June: 29°C
  • Historic Low for 18 June: 4°C

Safety and Preparedness Tips

Heavy rainfall can lead to flash floods and water pooling on roads. Be cautious of localized flooding in low-lying areas. Outdoor activities may be unsafe due to heavy rain, hail, strong winds, and lightning. For information on flooding, consult your local Conservation Authority or the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. Visit Ontario.ca/floods for the latest details.

Wardrobe Suggestions

  • Today: Wear waterproof clothing and carry an umbrella. Opt for light, breathable fabrics under your rain gear due to the high humidex.
  • Tonight: A light jacket or sweater is advisable as temperatures drop.
  • Tomorrow: Comfortable, layered clothing to adjust to changing temperatures throughout the day.

Intriguing Weather Trivia

Did you know? Armstrong holds the record for the coldest temperature ever recorded in Ontario, a frigid -58.3°C on January 23, 1935. While today’s forecast is far from those extreme lows, it highlights the diverse and often unpredictable weather patterns in this region.

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