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Extreme cold warning in effect north of the Sault

Temperatures near or below minus 30 combined with moderate winds will bring wind chill values near minus 40, Environment Canada says
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WEATHER ALERT
ENVIRONMENT CANADA
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Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

  • Agawa - Lake Superior Park
  • Searchmont - Montreal River Harbour - Batchawana Bay
  • Wawa - Pukaskwa Park
  • White River - Dubreuilville

A period of very cold wind chills is expected.

What:

Wind chill values near minus 40.

When:
This morning. Similar conditions are expected for many areas tonight into Saturday morning as well.

Discussion:

Temperatures near or below minus 30 combined with moderate winds will bring wind chill values near minus 40.

Extreme cold puts everyone at risk.

Watch for cold related symptoms: shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and colour change in fingers and toes.

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.

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

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