Extreme Cold Warnings Issued – March 9 2017

Environment Canada has an EXTREME Cold Warning in effect - December 18 2016
Environment Canada has an EXTREME Cold Warning in effect

THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – Winter is holding on hard so far this month. After a few days of severe storms, much of Northern Ontario is now under an Extreme Cold Warning.

Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

  • Dryden – Vermilion Bay
  • Ignace – English River
  • Upsala – Raith
  • Sachigo Lake – Bearskin Lake
  • Red Lake – Ear Falls
  • Big Trout Lake – Kasabonika FN
  • Webequie
  • Fort Severn – Washaho Cree Nation
  • Geraldton – Longlac – Caramat
  • Nakina – Aroland – Pagwa
  • Sandy Lake – Weagamow Lake – Deer Lake
  • Sioux Lookout – Savant Lake

A period of very cold wind chills is expected.

Strong northwesterly winds combined with very cold Arctic air are expected to generate wind chill values near minus 40. Conditions will improve later Friday morning.

Watch for cold related symptoms: shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and color change in fingers and toes.

Dress warmly. Dress in layers that you can remove if you get too warm. The outer layer should be wind resistant.

If it’s too cold for you to stay outside, it’s too cold for your pet to stay outside.

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