THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – The extreme cold warning continues for Thunder Bay and much of Northwestern Ontario.
Environment Canada reports, “A period of very cold wind chills is expected. Very cold temperatures this morning will combine with moderate winds to produce wind chill values near or below minus 40. Conditions should improve later this morning or this afternoon when temperatures rise”.
At 07:50 in Thunder Bay it is -29C but the wind chill takes the temperature down to -40c.
All Lakehead Board of Education Schools are open, and all buses are running.
Currently ALL Schools are Open and ALL School Bus Routes are Running.
Due To Issues Related to the Extremely Cold Temperatures, Bus Delays May Occur.
While anyone who isn’t dressed warmly is at risk in cold weather conditions, some are at greater risk than others for frost bite and hypothermia:
– homeless people
– outdoor workers
– people living in homes that are poorly insulated (with no heat or no power)
– people with certain medical conditions such as diabetes, peripheral neuropathy and diseases affecting the blood vessels, people taking certain medications including beta-blockers
– winter sport enthusiasts
– people who consume excess alcohol
– infants and
Wear appropriate clothing.
– Always wear clothing appropriate for the weather. Synthetic and wool fabrics provide better insulation. Some synthetic fabrics are designed to keep perspiration away from your body which keep you dry and further reduce your risk.
– Dress in layers with a wind resistant outer layer. You can remove layers if you get too warm (before you start sweating) or add a layer if you get cold.
– Wear warm socks, gloves, a hat and scarf in cold weather. Be sure to cover your nose to protect it.
– If you get wet, change into dry clothing as soon as possible. You lose heat faster when you’re wet.