THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – It is back to the cold zone again. Environment Canada has issued Extreme Cold Warnings for much of Northwestern Ontario.
The areas impacted include the City of Thunder Bay. Environment Canada is calling for Partly cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries early this evening. Clearing this evening. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light early this evening. Low minus 29. Wind chill minus 28 in the evening and minus 40 overnight. Risk of frostbite.
For Friday, expect mainly sunny skies. Winds will be up to 15 km/h. High minus 23. Wind chill minus 40 in the morning and minus 31 in the afternoon.
Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:
- City of Thunder Bay
- Superior West
- Pickle Lake – Cat Lake
- Savant Lake – Sturgeon Lake
- Sioux Lookout – Eastern Lac Seul
- Summer Beaver – Wunnummin Lake – Kingfisher Lake
- Dryden – Vermilion Bay
- Fort Frances
- Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation
- Seine River First Nation
- Fort Severn
- Landsdowne House
- Kasabonika First Nation
- Summer Beaver
- Marten Falls – Ogoki
- Nipigon – Marathon – Red Rock First Nation
A multi-day episode of very cold wind chills is expected.
A bitterly cold arctic air mass will become established across the area tonight. Extreme wind chills of minus 40 to minus 45 will occur tonight into Friday morning.
This arctic air mass will remain entrenched over the region through the weekend and into early next week, bringing a prolonged period of extremely cold wind chills.
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.