Weather Still Impacts Northern Ontario

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Cold weather at Thunder Bay International Airport. Image: TBIAA
Cold weather at Thunder Bay International Airport. Image: TBIAA

Cold weather at Thunder Bay International Airport. Image: TBIAA
Cold weather at Thunder Bay International Airport. Image: TBIAA

Wind Chill Warnings for Northwestern Ontario

THUNDER BAY – Weather – Thunder Bay along with all of Northwestern Ontario are stuck in the deep freeze again.  There is no wind chill warning for Thunder Bay this morning, however at 06:45 the temperature is -27c and the windchill is at -37c.

It is -36 with the windchill at Thunder Bay International Airport.

 

For a band of communities across the Northwest, there are wind chill advisories in effect. Environment Canada states, “A fresh surge of Arctic air has moved into the area. The cold Arctic air combined with moderate northerly winds is expected to generate extreme wind chill values colder than minus 40. Exercise caution when venturing outdoors as frostbite may occur on exposed skin in less than 10 minutes.”.

Dryden, Vermilion Bay, Kenora, Ignace, Sioux Lookout, Red Lake, Atikokan, Armstrong, and Nipipon have wind chill warnings in effect.

There are no warnings across the far north.

In Fort Severn, this morning it is -25c.

The forecast in the far north is for mainly cloudy skies with a 40 percent chance of light snow. Snow and blowing snow will develop late this afternoon. The wind will be from the southwest at 40 km/h gusting to 60km/h this afternoon. The high will be -18c. The wind chill minus 39.

From Attawapiskat, keep in mind there is a group from that northern community who are walking to Ottawa. The extreme cold is having an impact.

Update on day 19 on our Journey to Ottawa – Wednesday, January 22, 2014:

:Another very cold day to walk today, however another good day to walk for the People! Muscles stiffening up though around the lower calfs by the ankles.

“Due to various situations with the rest of the walkers: blisters and/or sore feet/knees, or bad back pain, even issues with pending family crises back home, there was only Brian, Paul and myself walking today. The rest will need time to heal, as they need to be in good health and in good mind to walk.

“Other than the ‘arctic freeze’ we are experiencing, there is also nothing out of the ordinary to report. Bus picked us up and we did not start walking until 9:45 am, and I believe we did more than 30 kms today, as we reached the 60 km point from Smooth Rock Falls”.