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Extreme Cold Warnings

Extreme Cold WarningsTHUNDER BAY – It is into the deep freeze for most of Northern Ontario as Environment Canada has issued Extreme Cold Warnings for much of the region.

Right now Thunder Bay is not in the long list of regions under an alert.

For the City of Thunder Bay:: Periods of snow ending late this afternoon then clearing. Amount 5 cm. High minus 11.

Tonight

A few clouds. Wind becoming north 20 km/h after midnight. Low minus 24. Wind chill minus 32.

Saturday

Sunny. Wind north 30 km/h becoming light early in the afternoon. High minus 17. Wind chill minus 38.

Sunday

Sunny. Low minus 30. High minus 15.

Cold Weather Alert

Very cold temperatures combine with strong winds will create wind chill values of minus 40 to minus 45 overnight tonight and Saturday morning. Conditions will improve later Saturday morning as temperatures rise in the northweatern regions. However, wind chill values of minus 40 to minus 45 will occur again Saturday night for some areas in northeastern regions.

Watch for cold related symptoms and complaints which include:

– Respiratory: shortness of breath, wheezing and cough

– Cardiovascular: chest pain and arrhythmias

– Circulation: colour change of finger and toes, pain, numbness and tickling sensation in extremities

– Muscle: pain, stiffness, swelling, restricted movement, weakness

– Skin: itching, pale.

If you experience these symptoms when exposed to the cold, move indoors and begin warming.

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.

Location

Warning

Watch

Statement

Atikokan – Upsala – Quetico

 

 

Attawapiskat

 

 

Big Trout Lake – Sachigo Lake

 

 

Dryden – Ignace

 

 

Fort Hope – Webequie

 

 

Fort Severn

 

 

Geraldton – Manitouwadge – Hornepayne

 

 

Kapuskasing – Hearst

 

 

Kenora – Nestor Falls

 

 

Lake Nipigon – Wabakimi

 

 

Moosonee – Fort Albany

 

 

Nipigon – Marathon – Superior North

 

 

Peawanuck

 

 

Pickle Lake – Wunnummin Lake

 

 

Red Lake – Ear Falls

 

 

Sandy Lake – Pikangikum

 

 

Sioux Lookout – Savant Lake

 

 

Timmins – Cochrane

 

 

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