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4 p.m. a.m. update on area weather warnings

Wednesday, January 01, 2014   by: SooToday.com Staff

NEWS RELEASE

ENVIRONMENT CANADA

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Wind chill warning issued for: Greater Sudbury and vicinity - Blind River - Thessalon - Espanola - Killarney - Manitoulin Island
 
Current details: 
 
Extreme wind chill forecast tonight.
 
A bitterly cold Arctic ridge of high pressure has established itself across Northern Ontario.
 
Overnight lows near minus 30 combined with northerly winds near 15 km/h are expected to generate wind chill values colder than minus 40 tonight.

Refer to your local public forecast for further details.
 
More details on the alert are available here.
 
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Special weather statement issued for: Sault Ste. Marie - St. Joseph Island - Searchmont - Montreal River Harbour - Batchawana Bay - Agawa - Lake Superior Park - Elliot Lake - Ranger Lake

Current details: 

Extremely cold Arctic air expected through Thursday.

Northern Ontario will continue to experience bitterly cold temperatures over the next couple of days as a strong ridge of high pressure settles over Northern Ontario.

The extreme cold Arctic air will bring overnight lows of minus 30 to minus 40 degrees Celsius with daytime highs of minus 20 to minus 30 degrees Celsius.

The frigid temperatures are expected to persist through Thursday.

In general winds have remained light however winds across the Nickel Belt and Nipissing areas may increase somewhat this evening and wind chill warnings could be issued for those areas.

It is advised to stay indoors or cover any exposed skin as much as possible when heading outdoors.

Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at www.weatheroffice.gc.ca
 
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Snow squall warning ended for: Sault Ste. Marie - St. Joseph Island

Current details: 

The weather conditions which prompted the snow squall warning have now ended or moved out of the area.

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Wind chill warning ended for: Timmins - Cochrane - Iroquois Falls

Current details: 

The weather conditions which prompted the wind chill warning have now ended or moved out of the area.
 
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Wind chill warning continued for: Little Abitibi - Kesagami

Extreme wind chills of minus 40 to minus 50 tonight.

Bitterly cold Arctic air combined with moderate west winds will result in extreme wind chills of minus 40 to minus 50 tonight and early Wednesday morning.

The extreme cold is likely to persist into Thursday.

Caution is advised for people heading outdoors.

Exposed skin may freeze in less than five minutes.

Special weather statement for Gogama - Foleyet Chapleau - Missinaibi Lake - Wawa - Pukaskwa Park - White River - Dubreuilville

Extremely cold Arctic air expected through Thursday.

Northern Ontario will experience bitterly cold temperatures over the next several days as a strong ridge of high pressure currently over Manitoba moves east reaching Ontario by Wednesday. '

The extreme cold Arctic air will bring overnight lows of minus 35 to minus 40 degrees Celsius with daytime highs of minus 25 to minus 30 degrees Celsius.

The frigid temperatures are expected to persist through Thursday.

Environment Canada's wind chill warning threshold of minus 40 requires at least 15 km/h winds for 3 hours or more.

However, winds over Northwestern Ontario have occasionally increased to 10 to 15 km/h producing wind chill values of minus 40 to minus 50.

It is advised to stay indoors or cover any exposed skin as much as possible when heading outdoors.

Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at www.weatheroffice.gc.ca.

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