February 4, 2018 – Northwestern Ontario DayStarter

Extreme Cold Warnings

Extreme Cold Warnings Hotspot in Ontario: 1.4 °C 34.5 °F Vineland Station; Port Weller
Cold spot in Ontario: -38.9 °C -38.0 °F Kapuskasing AAFC
Hotspot in Canada: 11.1 °C 52.0 °F Esquimalt Harbour, BC
Coldspot in Canada: -46.0 °C -50.8 °F Hall Beach, NU

THUNDER BAY – DAYSTARTER – Good Morning Northwestern Ontario. As you head out today, once again you will have to bundle up. Cold weather has the entire region in its grip.

Extreme Cold Warnings are in effect for the entire north. Environment Canada Reports that the period of very cold wind chills continues. This is due to a bitterly cold arctic air mass which is continuing its hold over Northern Ontario. Extreme wind chill values are occurring again this morning as values reach close to minus 45.

The extreme cold should ease this coming night except for near Hudson Bay where they may be close to minus 45 once more.

For the City of Thunder Bay, the morning temperature is -29 °C. There is an extreme cold warning in effect with wind chill values this morning below -40 °C.

Thunder Bay has cloudy conditions early this morning, but they will become a mix of sun and cloud this afternoon. Winds will become west 20 km/h near noon. High minus 18. Wind chill minus 41. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Winds up to 15 km/h. Low minus 25. Wind chill minus 33.

What Do You Need to Know?

PIKANGIKUM – On January 31, 2018, Pikangikum Police Service requested the assistance of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) to assist with a sudden death investigation in the community of Pikangikum First Nation. A Two-Month old infant is dead. Read the story

THUNDER BAY – Cold weather conditions presented challenges to Thunder Bay Fire Rescue over the past twenty-four hours. Thunder Bay Fire Rescue responded to multiple structural fire calls over the past day. Read the full story.

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