THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – From Saskatchewan to Ontario the Extreme Cold Warnings are the weather story this morning for Canadians. Northern Ontario is leading the cold, with Armstrong Ontario at a frigid -47.0 °C . When you toss it the windchill for Armstrong it feels like -54.0 °C . Armstrong seems to garner the title of cold weather but even as cold as it is this morning it is still a degree and a bit off the all-time cold for the community of -48.3°C.
Over the past weekend, the Arctic blast chewed down several weather records setting new cold temperatures into the weather logs.
All of Northwestern Ontario remains in the grip of frigid Arctic temperatures. Extreme Cold Warnings remain in effect.
For travellers, the frigid conditions mean taking care to ensure your vehicle is capable of handling the conditions.
Dryden: Cloudy. Periods of light snow beginning this morning. Amount 2 cm. Wind up to 15 km/h. High minus 23. Wind chill minus 40 in the morning and minus 28 in the afternoon.
Kenora: Cloudy. Periods of light snow beginning early this morning. Amount 2 cm. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 early this afternoon. High minus 21. Wind chill minus 26 in the morning and minus 35 in the afternoon
Winnipeg: Periods of light snow ending this afternoon then a mix of sun and cloud. Blowing snow in open areas late this morning and this afternoon. Wind becoming northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 this morning. High minus 18. Wind chill minus 27 in the morning and minus 34 in the afternoon.
Regina: A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of light snow early this morning. Local blowing snow. Wind northwest 50 km/h gusting to 70. Temperature falling to minus 17 this afternoon. Wind chill minus 22 in the morning and minus 32 in the afternoon.
This hour’s hot and cold spots …
Hot spot in Ontario: -8.4 °C 16.9 °F Point Pelee
Cold spot in Ontario: -47.0 °C -52.6 °F Armstrong
Hot spot in Canada: 8.6 °C 47.5 °F Sheringham Point, BC
Cold spot in Canada: -47.0 °C -52.6 °F Armstrong, ON