Thunder Bay Under Extreme Cold Alert – February 18

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Cold Weather is the normal across Northern Ontario

THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – The cold weather engulfing much of Northwestern Ontario has dipped down to grab Thunder Bay.

Environment Canada has issued an Extreme Cold Warning for Thunder Bay along with many other Northern Ontario communities.

A period of very cold wind chills is expected.

Bitterly cold Arctic air remains in place over Northern Ontario. Extreme wind chills of near minus 40 are likely tonight and Thursday morning. After some improvement Thursday afternoon, wind chills of near minus 40 are likely again Thursday night and into Friday 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.

Know your health risks.

– Talk to your health professional to see if you are at an increased risk from increase cold due to medical condition.

– If you have health problems such as a heart condition, you may wish to avoid strenuous activities like shoveling snow.

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

 

 

Chapleau – Gogama

 

 

City of Thunder Bay

 

 

Elliot Lake – Ranger Lake

 

 

Geraldton – Manitouwadge – Hornepayne

 

 

Kapuskasing – Hearst

 

 

Kirkland Lake – New Liskeard – Temagami

 

 

Lake Nipigon – Wabakimi

 

 

Nipigon – Marathon – Superior North

 

 

Sault Ste. Marie – Superior East

 

 

Superior West

 

 

Timmins – Cochrane

 

 

Wawa – White River – Pukaskwa

 

 

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