Back into the Deep Freeze
THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario are headed back into more seasonal winter weather.
- Sioux Lookout
A period of very cold wind chills is expected.
Fresh Arctic air is once again settling into Northwestern Ontario from the Prairies. Cold northwest winds of 10 km/h will combine with low temperatures near minus 30 to produce cold wind chill values near minus 40 late tonight into Monday morning.
Wear appropriate clothing.
– Always wear clothing appropriate for the weather. Synthetic and wool fabrics provide better insulation. Some synthetic fabrics are designed to keep perspiration away from your body which keep you dry and further reduce your risk.
– Dress in layers with a wind resistant outer layer. You can remove layers if you get too warm (before you start sweating) or add a layer if you get cold.
– Wear warm socks, gloves, a hat and scarf in cold weather. Be sure to cover your nose to protect it.
– If you get wet, change into dry clothing as soon as possible. You lose heat faster when you’re wet.
Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frost bite and hypothermia.