Whitesand and Armstrong Basking in Polar Plunge – Extreme Cold Warning Continues

Extreme Cold Warning Continued
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Armstrong – Weather – Whitesand and Armstrong are waking up to a frigid morning with temperatures plummeting to -32°C. Armstrong is Ontario’s cold spot this morning.

Despite the sun peeking through a mix of clouds, the breeze, blowing gently at 15 km/h, provides little warmth. The expected high is a mere -20°C, with the wind chill making it feel like -36 in the morning and -24 in the afternoon. These conditions bring a serious risk of frostbite.

Tonight’s Forecast The night in Armstrong is expected to be crystal clear but exceptionally cold. Temperatures will dive to a low of -33°C. The wind chill is a particular concern, dropping to -39 overnight, maintaining the high risk of frostbite.

Forecast for Friday, 19th January Friday offers a semblance of change with a mix of sun and cloud. The afternoon may bring a 40 percent chance of flurries. Winds will shift to the northwest, reaching speeds of 20 km/h. Despite these changes, the cold persists with a high of only -18°C and a morning wind chill of a biting -39, improving slightly to -25 in the afternoon. The UV index remains low.

Wardrobe Suggestions Given the extreme cold, layering with insulated, windproof outerwear is essential. Accessories like gloves, hats, and scarves are crucial for preventing frostbite.

Weather Trivia Did you know that Armstrong recorded its lowest ever temperature in January 1912, at -52.2°C? This fact underscores the town’s reputation for extreme winter cold.

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