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Ouch. It's going to get how cold? (12:45 a.m. update)

Thursday, January 24, 2013   by: SooToday.com Staff

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT

ENVIRONMENT CANADA

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WIND CHILL WARNING FOR KAPUSKASING - HEARST - TIMMINS - COCHRANE - GREATER SUDBURY AND VICINITY - GOGAMA - FOLEYET - KIRKLAND LAKE - NEW LISKEARD - TEMAGAMI - NORTH BAY - WEST NIPISSING.

COLD WIND CHILL VALUES OF MINUS 40 TO MINUS 50 OVERNIGHT INTO THURSDAY MORNING.

A BITTERLY COLD ARCTIC AIRMASS HAS SETTLED OVER ONTARIO.

TEMPERATURES OF MINUS 30 TO MINUS 35 DEGREES COMBINED WITH WINDS OF 15 KM/H WILL RESULT IN EXTREME WIND CHILL VALUES OF MINUS 40 TO MINUS 50 OVERNIGHT AND INTO THURSDAY MORNING.

CONDITIONS WILL IMPROVE LATER TODAY AS WINDS DIMINISH AND TEMPERATURES RISE WITH DAYTIME HEATING.

EXTREME CAUTION IS ADVISED IF OUTDOORS.  

FROSTBITE AND HYPOTHERMIA CAN OCCUR WITHIN MINUTES IF ADEQUATE PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN WHEN OUTDOORS.

REFER TO YOUR LOCAL PUBLIC FORECAST FOR FURTHER DETAILS.

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Snowdon 1/23/2013 12:27:38 PM Report

Cool, let us know when it involves Sault Ste. Marie.
firefly42 1/23/2013 1:16:45 PM Report

This warning may not include Sault Ste. Marie but it is still relevant to some of us. Some readers have family in those areas and some people in those areas read sootoday, so Thank you sootoday for keeping us informed!
Sam C 1/23/2013 1:46:49 PM Report

People from the Sault also travel to those areas!
Siinner 1/23/2013 2:07:01 PM Report

lol
zartan 1/23/2013 2:21:47 PM Report

And think of all the poor animals.
gagg! Nerds.
this is me 1/23/2013 3:31:16 PM Report

Please don't leave DOGS & CATS outside in this extreme cold!!! :(
clh786 1/23/2013 4:36:52 PM Report

Hey Snowdon, i live in the Sudbury area and read Sootoday everyday, honestly, if you don't have anything better to do then b*tch about what sootoday has to say maybe its time to find a dayjob, just sayin'
kamen 1/23/2013 7:34:48 PM Report

Well to the people in those areas take car, keep your animals indoors, unless they need to go, and Sootoday let us know if the warning spreads to us, I've got to work tomorrow evening, would like to know whether or not I am going to freeze to death on my walk home, thanks.
crashed13 1/24/2013 7:23:57 AM Report

I agree with Snowdon.

The mention smaller towns north ,east and south of the Sault but just skip by a town of 80,000.

CBC Radio does it to, they mention weather for HEARST , TIMMINS, ELLIOT LAKE, Espanola and Gore Bay
but just skip right by the Sault without even a comment.
Archie 1/24/2013 8:19:58 AM Report

Just be glad you aren't a brass monkey!
boilertyme 1/24/2013 8:33:35 AM Report

Archie , now that right there ,that's funny. Thanks for the laugh and keep the boys tucked in Lol
Rick_g 1/24/2013 9:34:47 AM Report

Wife texts husband on a cold winter’s morning:


"Windows frozen, won't open."



Husband texts back:


"Gently pour some lukewarm water over it."



Wife texts back 5 minutes later:


" Computer really messed up now.”
66cherokee 1/24/2013 9:59:14 AM Report

This is just like a good old fashion winter. This is just like when I grew up, and we always had a week to 10 days of real cold weather in January. People have forgotten how nice winter is because of the mild winters we have had in the past few years. I prefer the snow on the ground than the last few years when it has been so damp and no sun. Depressing is what it was. We're tough. We're CANADIANS, NOT WIMPS.
DOMAR 1/24/2013 10:49:54 AM Report

Finally a real winter! This is great for all the businesses that rely on winter to survive. We sure have been luck the last couple of years.
frnlak 1/24/2013 11:00:25 AM Report

Archie....Way back when the Europeans had tall sailing ships with cannons, the cannon balls were stacked on a brass crate similar to an egg carton. this brass crate was called a "monkey". When they encountered cold temperatures the crate or "monkey" would contract and the cannon balls would fall off. Therefore the saying "cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey".
Dead End Kid 1/24/2013 11:11:30 AM Report

I couldn't agree more 66cherokee. Well said.
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