Back to the Arctic Cold Zone – Extreme Cold Weather Warning Issued

Weather Splash Arctic Low Grips Region

THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – Its back into the Arctic vortex for Thunder Bay. After a brief respite yesterday, Environment Canada has issued an Extreme Cold Warning for the city and continued the Extreme Cold Warnings for the region.

The weather service says that extreme wind chill values of minus 45 to minus 50 are expected again tonight into Wednesday morning. These are rare for this region the weather service says. These extreme cold wind chill values will continue through much of the week.

The weather forecast for Thunder Bay is calling for periods of light snow with amounts of up to 2 cm. Winds will be north 30 km/h gusting to 50. The temperature will fall through the day to minus 24 this afternoon. The wind chill is forecast for minus 32 in the morning and minus 40 in the afternoon. There is a real risk of frostbite for exposed skin.

Tonight for Thunder Bay we can expect, periods of light snow. Amounts 2 cm. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. Low minus 30. The wind chill will be minus 40 in the evening and minus 46 overnight.

City of Dryden – Extreme Cold Warning Continues

For Dryden, Environment Canada is calling for periods of light snow with amounts of 2 cm. Winds north 20 km/h gusting to 40. High minus 28. Wind chill near minus 44.

For Dryden tonight the forecast is for periods of light snow ending near midnight then mainly cloudy with 30 percent chance of flurries. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light before morning. Low minus 35. Wind chill minus 42 in the evening and minus 48 overnight.

City of Kenora – Extreme Cold Warning Continues

For Kenora, expect mainly cloudy conditions with a 30 percent chance of flurries. Winds north 20 km/h gusting to 40. High minus 28. The wind chill minus 46 in the morning and minus 41 in the afternoon.

Kenora tonight, mainly cloudy skies. Winds northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light after midnight. Low minus 36. The wind chill near minus 47.

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
    • 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

Extreme cold puts everyone at risk.

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

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