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Deep chill settles on northwestern Ontario

Monday, January 20, 2014   by: Staff

( photo from a cold weather photo gallery by Kenneth Armstrong. View the full gallery here)



Wind chill warning issued for: Manitouwadge - Hornepayne - Greater Sudbury and vicinity - Elliot Lake - Ranger Lake - Chapleau - Missinaibi Lake - Gogama - Foleyet - Kirkland Lake - Englehart - New Liskeard - Temagami - Blind River - Thessalon - Espanola - Killarney

Current details: 

Wind chills near minus 40 until early this afternoon and dropping below minus 40 tonight.

Cold Arctic air has established itself over Northwestern Ontario.

The combination of cold temperatures and moderate northwesterly winds is expected to produce wind chill values colder than minus 40 late this morning except for areas from Chapleau to Kirkland Lake and southward.

All areas will remaining below minus 35 wind chill this afternoon and then dropping below minus 40 again tonight.


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shabuc 1/20/2014 12:58:48 PM Report

'Sigh' only 53 days until spring...
diggie 1/20/2014 1:49:41 PM Report

Only 53 days... that actually cheers me up a little!!!!
thera 1/20/2014 3:52:14 PM Report

Hmmm, wondering if all those people who think a child in grade 6 can spend 4 to 5 hours (or more) in this weather delivering the mail is still a good idea...?
shju 1/20/2014 4:25:50 PM Report

Who takes 4-6 hours to deliver papers?
GenerationXYZ 1/20/2014 4:51:25 PM Report

Thera, it is not ideal to be delivering papers in this weather, however, it is possible. Bundle up and leave no exposed skin. I live 5 hours northwest of Thunder Bay and it is not unusual to have weather -40 for weeks on end in Jan/Feb. Just don't stay out longer than you have to and keep on moving.
edz 1/20/2014 6:28:07 PM Report

lets hope their predictive powers are still as good as their sense of direction. How is this northwestern ontario??
thera 1/20/2014 7:02:11 PM Report

@ GenerationXYZ:

I am well aware of this fact, I was speaking, however, to the people who think children could/should do it. And to the other poster, most letter carriers take this long as the routes are 10 to 15 km.
westofthesoo 1/21/2014 11:42:35 AM Report

raised in the soo, but now live in Manitoba. It's been a cold snap here for a month!!! -35 to - 40 without the wind. With the wind -52 was the lowest recorded. no one should be out,unless emergency. I find we don't get as much snow as the soo thou. we only have 3 feet. how much nin the soo?
IB-fine 1/21/2014 12:55:57 PM Report

All of the above towns and cities are in NORTHEASTERN Ontario not Northwestern!
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