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Extreme cold warning issued for Orillia area

Bitterly cold windchill near -30 expected overnight
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Extreme cold warning in effect for:
    •    Orillia - Lagoon City - Washago
    •    Midland - Coldwater - Orr Lake

Bitterly cold windchills near -30 are expected overnight and into Friday morning.

Temperatures should rise Friday morning.

Keep emergency supplies in your vehicle such as extra blankets and jumper cables.

If it's too cold for you to stay outside, it's too cold for your pet to stay outside.

Outdoor workers should take regularly scheduled breaks to warm up.

Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frost bite and hypothermia.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports using #ONStorm.