THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – The folks out at Loch Lomond are inviting skiers out to enjoy the fresh snow. It is likely the hard-core skiers in Thunder Bay will do just that. Loch Lomond says, ” The hill is freshly groomed and ready to go !
Open 9.30am-5pm today for skiing and snowboarding & 12pm-5pm for tubing!”
However for most, it is probably going to be a day spent inside staying warm as there are Extreme Cold Warnings out for Northwestern Ontario.
Across Canada the weather service is showing warnings and alerts for across Canada.
Environment Canada says, “A period of very cold wind chills is expected.
“A bitterly cold air mass combined with light winds will produce wind chill values of mins 40 to minus 45 tonight into Monday”.
While anyone who isn’t dressed warmly is at risk in cold weather conditions, some are at greater risk than others for frost bite and hypothermia:
– homeless people
– outdoor workers
– people living in homes that are poorly insulated (with no heat or no power)
– people with certain medical conditions such as diabetes, peripheral neuropathy and diseases affecting the blood vessels, people taking certain medications including beta-blockers
– winter sport enthusiasts
– people who consume excess alcohol
– infants and
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.