Extreme Cold Warnings in Effect – January 16, 2019

Extreme cold

THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – Extremely cold conditions have swept down from the Arctic and are covering much of Northern Ontario.

At 7:30 am EST the cold spot in Ontario is -34.3 °C or-29.7 °F  in Peawanuck.

Peawanuck’s forecast is calling for a mix of sun and cloud, with a 30 percent chance of flurries late this morning and this afternoon. Winds will be west 20 km/h gusting to 40. Today’s high minus 29. Wind chill minus 49 in the morning and minus 42 in the afternoon.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Wind west 20 km/h gusting to 40. Low minus 35. Wind chill minus 44 in the evening and minus 49 overnight. Frostbite in minutes.

The Cold Weather has settled across much of Northern Canada.

5:13 AM EST Wednesday 16 January 2019
Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

  • Armstrong – Auden – Wabakimi Park
  • Sandy Lake – Weagamow Lake – Deer Lake
  • Big Trout Lake – Kasabonika
  • Sachigo Lake – Bearskin Lake
  • Fort Severn
  • Summer Beaver – Wunnummin Lake – Kingfisher Lake
  • Fort Hope – Lansdowne House – Ogoki
  • Peawanuck
  • Attawapiskat
  • Nakina – Aroland – Pagwa

A period of very cold wind chills is expected.

Extreme cold wind chill values near minus 40 are expected early morning.

Wind chill values will moderate during the day today. However, this bitterly cold Arctic air mass will remain in place through the weekend and possibly into next week. Those extreme cold wind chill values are expected to happen again Thursday night and continue into the weekend.

Extreme cold puts everyone at risk.

Dress warmly. Dress in layers that you can remove if you get too warm. The outer layer should be wind resistant.

If it’s too cold for you to stay outside, it’s too cold for your pet to stay outside.