(NORTHERN ONTARIO) – It’s winter and you live in Canada. Environment Canada is reporting that numerous communities are under an ‘Extreme Cold Warning’ at the moment. Thunder Bay isn’t listed in the warning, but it is quite cold here as well.
Below is Environment Canada’s weather statement regarding the chill the region is under.
Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:
- Kenora – Grassy Narrows – Whitedog
- Sioux Narrows – Nestor Falls – Morson
- Ear Falls – Perrault Falls – Western Lac Seul
- Red Lake – Woodland Caribou ParkSandy Lake – Weagamow Lake – Deer Lake
- Big Trout Lake – Kasabonika
- Sachigo Lake – Bearskin Lake
- Fort Severn
- Fort Frances – Emo – Rainy River
- Seine River Village – Mine Centre
- Dryden – Vermilion Bay
- Ignace – English River
- Atikokan – Shebandowan – Quetico Park
- Upsala – Raith
- Armstrong – Auden – Wabakimi Park
Extreme cold puts everyone at risk.
Windchill values are expected to range from -35C to -45C in some areas.
Watch for cold-related symptoms: shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and colour change in fingers and toes.
Cover up. Frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin, especially with the wind chill.