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Environment Canada has issued an Extreme Cold Warning this morning

Environment Canada has issued an Extreme Cold Warning this morning

Environment Canada states that wind chill values ranging from minus 30 to 35 degrees Celsius are possible.

WEATHER ALERT
ENVIRONMENT CANADA
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Extreme Cold Warning in Effect for:

  • Barrie – Collingwood – Hillsdale
  • Midland – Coldwater Lake – Orr Lake
  • Orillia-Lagoon City-Wasago

The region is surrounded by bitterly cold arctic air.

Hazard:
Wind chill values of minus 30 to 35
Minimum temperatures are between minus 23 degrees Celsius and minus 32 degrees Celsius.

When:
Tonight into Friday morning.

You should be aware of symptoms like shortness, chest pains, muscle pain and weakness, numbness, and colour changes in fingers or toes.

Cover up. Frostbite can form quickly on exposed skin, especially in the face of wind chill.

See Also

If it’s too cold to go outside, it’s too frigid for your pet.

Pay attention to colour changes in fingers and toes, pain or tingling sensations, swelling, and numbness. If the symptoms are present, go indoors to begin warming.

Keep an eye on Environment Canada’s forecasts and alerts. Send an email to ONstorm@ec.gc.ca to report severe weather. You can also tweet your reports using #ONStorm

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