Extreme Cold Warning Issued, Covers Northern Ontario


(NORTHERN ONTARIO) – An extreme cold warning has been issued that covers northern Ontario as a whole.

We have posted the warning as it stands for Thunder Bay, but it is similar across the province. Please, be advised and stay warm. Below is the warning issued by Environment Canada.


3:53 PM EST Wednesday 12 February 2020
Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

  • City of Thunder Bay

A period of very cold wind chills is expected.

Bitterly cold wind chills near minus 40 are expected overnight and Thursday morning.


Conditions will moderate somewhat during the day Thursday.

However, northern areas, including Kapuskasing – Hearst, and Fraserdale – Pledger Lake can expect wind chill values near minus 40 once again Thursday night into Friday morning.

Keep emergency supplies in your vehicle such as extra blankets and jumper cables.

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

Outdoor workers should take regularly scheduled breaks to warm up.

Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frost bite and hypothermia.


2 Replies to “Extreme Cold Warning Issued, Covers Northern Ontario”

    1. I agree with you that a couple cold days here and there isn’t bad. I don’t like an entire week of minus 30, like we have had in the past.

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