With the temperature this morning sitting around -25 with a wind chill of -39 it is no surprise that the Extreme Cold Warning is still in effect. If you have not seen it yet it reads as follows;
A prolonged period of severely cold wind chills is expected.
Bitterly cold arctic air combined with strong westerly winds have resulted in wind chill values of near minus 40 over some areas early this morning.
The cold air will remain in place today. Conditions should improve Friday as milder air moves into the region.
Risks are greater for young children, older adults, people with chronic illnesses, people working or exercising outdoors, and those without proper shelter.
Cover up. Frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin, especially with wind chill.
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.
Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frost bite and hypothermia.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.
Once again it is important in temperatures this cold to be careful with yourself and others. If you are looking for information on how to handle the cold you can find it here.
Image and Information from Environment Canada.