THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – Almost all of Northern Ontario is under an Extreme Cold Alert. Environment Canada says that the Arctic Cold will be sticking around for several days. The wind chill values are expected to be near -45c into Friday morning.
The Weather Alerts are out for almost all of Northern Ontario, except for the City of Thunder Bay and Superior West.
For Thunder Bay, the Weather Service is calling for an overnight low of minus 26c. Wind chill values of minus 18 early in the evening and minus 34 overnight.
Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:
- Pickle Lake – Cat Lake
- Savant Lake – Sturgeon Lake
- Sioux Lookout – Eastern Lac Seul
- Summer Beaver – Wunnummin Lake – Kingfisher Lake
- Dryden – Vermilion Bay
- Fort Frances
- Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation
- Seine River First Nation
- Fort Severn
- Landsdowne House
- Kasabonika First Nation
- Summer Beaver
- Marten Falls – Ogoki
- Nipigon – Marathon – Red Rock First Nation
A multi-day episode of very cold wind chills is expected.
Wind chill values near minus 45 are expected tonight and Friday morning.
This bitterly cold Arctic airmass will remain in place through the weekend and possibly into early next week.
Risks are greater for young children, older adults, people with chronic illnesses, people working or exercising outdoors, and those without proper shelter.
Watch for cold related symptoms: shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and colour 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.
Cover up. Frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin, especially with wind chill.