Extreme Cold Continues across Northern Ontario

Weather Update

THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – An Arctic blast is continuing to dominate Northern Ontario weather. There are Extreme Cold Alerts out across the region. Only Superior West and the City of Thunder Bay are not under a weather alert.

In the City of Thunder Bay this morning it is -25 °C. The Cold Spot in Ontario this morning is a very cold -38.2 °C or -36.8 °F at Muskrat Dam Airport. Trivia fans will likely remember that the Celcius and old Fahrenheit scales on the thermometer meet at -40°C.

A prolonged period of very cold wind chills is expected. The weather is expected to stay cold into the weekend.

Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

  • Pickle Lake – Cat Lake
  • Savant Lake – Sturgeon Lake
  • Sioux Lookout – Eastern Lac Seul
  • Summer Beaver – Wunnummin Lake – Kingfisher Lake
  • Kenora
  • Dryden – Vermilion Bay
  • Fort Frances
  • Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation
  • Seine River First Nation
  • Ignace
  • Attawapiskat
  • Fort Severn
  • Peawanuck
  • Webequie
  • Landsdowne House
  • Kasabonika First Nation
  • Summer Beaver
  • Marten Falls – Ogoki
  • Aroland
  • Nipigon – Marathon – Red Rock First Nation

Wind chill values near minus 40 are occurring early this morning over much of Northern Ontario, and will likely do so again tonight.

This bitterly cold Arctic airmass will remain in place through the weekend.

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

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