Arctic Cold Embracing Northern Ontario

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Cold Weather
Cold Weather Alert

The Jetstream is bringing frigid Arctic cold to Northern Ontario
The Jetstream is bringing frigid Arctic cold to Northern Ontario

THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – Environment Canada isn’t predicting snow for Thunder Bay or Northwestern Ontario. However it is going to be cold. Thunder Bay is starting the day at -26c with the wind making it feel like -32c.

Thunder Bay however is one of the warmer places in the region.

Extreme Cold Warnings are in effect for much of the region. Temperatures below -40c to -45c are expected across parts of the far north.

Location

Warning

Watch

Statement

Attawapiskat

 

 

Big Trout Lake – Sachigo Lake

 

 

Chapleau – Gogama

 

 

Fort Hope – Webequie

 

 

Fort Severn

 

 

Geraldton – Manitouwadge – Hornepayne

 

 

Kapuskasing – Hearst

 

 

Kirkland Lake – New Liskeard – Temagami

 

 

Lake Nipigon – Wabakimi

 

 

Moosonee – Fort Albany

 

 

Nipigon – Marathon – Superior North

 

 

Peawanuck

 

 

Timmins – Cochrane

 

 

Wawa – White River – Pukaskwa

 

 

A period of very cold wind chills is expected.

Very cold temperatures are combining with light to moderate winds to create wind chill values of near minus 45 this morning.

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
– seniors.

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.