THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – Thunder Bay is under an Extreme Cold Warning from Environment Canada. Along with Thunder Bay and Superior West, the cold advisories are in effect for the Far North and the eastern half of Ontario.
At 7:00AM EST in Thunder Bay it was -37c, with the Wind Chill making it feel like -47c.
Environment Canada reports, “Very cold temperatures combined with moderate winds will create wind chill values of minus 40 to minus 48 this morning. Conditions will improve later this morning as temperatures rise and winds diminish”.
Some portions of northern Ontario may once again see wind chill values of minus 40 tonight and 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.
– Consuming alcohol before you go out in the cold may increase your risk of hypothermia because it increases blood flow to the extremities of the body. You may actually feel warm even though you are losing heat.
For travellers, Duluth is warmer. The forecast for our southern friends are for a chance of light snow late in the morning. Light snow likely in the afternoon. Snow accumulation up to 1 inch. Highs 4f to 9f. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 70 percent. Wind chill values to 25f below in the morning.