THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – Northwestern Ontario is being held tightly in the grip of a blast of Arctic cold weather. Environment Canada has issued Extreme Cold Warnings for the entire region.
The cold air mass along with chilling winds have created extreme wind chill conditions. Conditions are expected to continue on into the week.
Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:
- City of Thunder Bay
- Atikokan – Fort Frances
- Kenora – Vermillion Bay
- Upsula – Raith – English River
- Fort Severn
- Sandy Lake
- Pickle Lake – Savant Lake – Sioux Lookout
- Nipigon – Geraldton – Beardmore
Watch for cold-related symptoms: shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and colour change in fingers and toes.
Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frost bite and hypothermia.