Extreme Cold Warnings – Ontario Far North – January 17 2019

Extreme Cold Warnings continue for Far North Ontario - January 17 2019

THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – Extreme Cold Warnings are continuing for the far north in Ontario. Environment Canada says that for much of the far north there will be windchill values of at least -45c this morning and into the day.

The Arctic chill is expected to continue at least until the weekend.

The Cold Spot in Ontario this morning at 07:00 am EST at -34.4 °C or -29.9 °F is Peawanuck at the Airport. the wind chill is minus 48 this morning and minus 41 in the afternoon. Peawanuck will warm up to -30 °C later today.

6:30 AM EST Thursday 17 January 2019
Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

  • Fort Severn
  • Attawapiskat
  • Peawanuck
  • Sandy Lake – Weagamow Lake – Deer Lake
  • Summer Beaver – Wunnummin Lake – Kingfisher Lake
  • Fort Hope – Lansdowne House – Ogoki
  • Fort Albany
  • Moosenee

A multi-day episode of very cold wind chills is expected.

Wind chill values near minus 45 are expected this morning.

This bitterly cold Arctic airmass will remain in place through the weekend and possibly into early next week.

Risks are greater for young children, older adults, people with chronic illnesses, people working or exercising outdoors, and those without proper shelter.

Watch for cold related symptoms: shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and colour change in fingers and toes.

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

Cover up. Frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin, especially with wind chill.