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Environment Canada issues an extreme cold warning

Environment Canada issues an extreme cold warning

Environment Canada states that wind chill values will hover around minus 30 due to cold temperatures and brisk northwest breezes.

WEATHER ALERT
ENVIRONMENT CANADA
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Extreme Cold Warning in Effect for:

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

Expect a prolonged period with very cold wind chills.

Hazard:
Wind chill values as low as minus 30
Minimum temperatures near minus 20 degrees Celsius.

When:
This morning, and again tonight into Friday morning.

Remarks:
Wind chill values will hover around minus 30 due to cold temperatures and brisk northwest winds. Today’s wind chill values will be moderated, but they could drop to minus 30 tonight or Friday morning.

Extreme cold puts everyone at high risk

The risks are higher for children and older adults, people with chronic diseases, people who work outdoors, or those without proper shelter.

To stay warm, keep your hands dry

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

See Also

If it is too cold outside, it is too cold outside for your pet.

You should be looking out for changes in colour on fingers and toes as well as pain, numbness, or swelling. If you feel the need to warm up, go indoors.

Please continue to check Environment Canada’s alerts, forecasts, and other information. Send an email to ONstorm@ec.gc.ca to report severe weather. You can also tweet your reports using #ONStorm

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