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Extreme cold warning remains in effect this morning

Wind chill values up to minus 40 are expected, Environment Canada says
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Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

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

Blast of cold Arctic air reaches southern Ontario.

Wind chill values of minus 35 to minus 40.

This morning and again tonight into Saturday morning.

Wind chill values of minus 35 to minus 40 are expected this morning. After moderating during the day today, wind chill values of minus 35 to minus 40 will return again tonight into Saturday morning.

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.

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

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 [email protected] or tweet reports using #ONStorm.




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