THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – Christmas Eve is seeing winter weather hit across western Canada and Northern Ontario. Extreme Cold Weather warnings are in effect across Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario.
For travel on highways, ensure that your vehicle is prepared to handle the extreme cold. Safety equipment and warm winter clothing are a must.
Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:
- Dryden – Vermilion Bay
- Ignace – English River
- Big Trout Lake – Kasabonika
- Sachigo Lake – Bearskin Lake
- Fort Frances – Emo – Rainy River
- Seine River Village – Mine Centre
- Fort Severn
A period of very cold wind chills is expected.
Wind chill values near minus 40 are expected tonight into Monday morning.
Extreme cold puts everyone at risk.
Cover up. Frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin, especially with wind chill.
Check on older family, friends and neighbours.
Keep emergency supplies in your vehicle such as extra blankets and jumper cables.