THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – All of Northwestern, and Northern Ontario are under the blast of a cold Arctic low that has engulfed our region.
Environment Canada says the cold weather is going to stick around for a few days.
A prolonged period of very cold wind chills is expected. If you are planning to head out on the highways, make sure your vehicle is up for the task. Bring along the supplies you might need if you are stalled along the way.
There is also weather alerts out in southern Ontario as a storm system there is likely to impact the region and could affect flights.
For northern fliers heading out from Thunder Bay or Sioux Lookout check with your air service provider to ensure your flight is on time.
Wind chill values of minus 40 to minus 45 are occurring over much of Northern Ontario this morning.
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.
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