Northern Ontario Drops into Deep Freeze

Thunder Bay Weather

Thunder Bay Weather

Cold Weather Advisories for Far North

THUNDER BAY – News – Extreme wind chills of minus 45 to minus 50 this morning for much of Northern Ontario. Across the far North in Ontario Environment Canada has issued Weather Advisories for Sandy Lake, Pikangikum, Poplar Hill, MacDowell, Fort Severn, Big Trout Lake, Kasabonika, Sachigo Lake, Bearskin Lake, Summer Beaver, Wunnummin Lake, Kingfisher Lake, Peawanuck, Attawapiskat, Kapuskasing, Hearst, and Smooth Rock Falls.

Bitterly cold Arctic air combined with moderate west winds have resulted in extreme wind chills of minus 45 to minus 50 across much of Far Northern Ontario. A few locales may experience wind chills in the minus 50 to minus 55 range.The extreme cold is likely to persist well into the week.

Caution is advised for people heading outdoors. Exposed skin may freeze in less than 5 minutes.

For Thunder Bay, the day is starting with temperatures below minus 30c.