Thunder Bay – Extreme Cold Warning in Effect – January 19 2019

Winter Weather

THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – All of Northwestern Ontario is now under an Extreme Cold Warning. For several days now Superior West and Thunder Bay have been the only two areas outside the warnings.

The extreme cold has now engulfed Thunder Bay and Superior West.

The Arctic Cold will have wind chill values ranging from -40 to -45 celsius covering the entire region of Northern Ontario tonight and into the weekend.

For the City of Thunder Bay the weather service is calling for clear skies.  Winds of  up to 15 km/h overnight will couple with a low of -34 c to produce the wind chill values of -40 or colder. For Saturday the forecast high should be -22.

The wind chill will be -40 in the morning and -29 in the afternoon.

10:11 PM EST Friday 18 January 2019
Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

  • City of Thunder Bay

A prolonged period of very cold wind chills is expected.

Wind chill values of minus 40 to minus 45 are expected tonight over much of Northern Ontario.

This bitterly cold Arctic airmass will remain in place through the weekend.

Risks are greater for young children, older adults, people with chronic illnesses, people working or exercising outdoors, and those without proper shelter.

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.