A prolonged period of very cold wind chills continues


The unusually early bitter cold conditions so far this winter will continue for a few more weeks before a warming trend develops, that’s the latest news coming from national weather services.  A reinforced shot of polar air will move in later this week that could crank up the lake effect machine as the new year begins, but for now, we have to deal with another cold weather alert.

3:22 PM EST Saturday 30  December 2017
Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

Agawa – Lake Superior Park
Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island
Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay

A cold Arctic air mass continues to keep a strong frigid grip over Northern Ontario.

Nighttime wind chill values near minus 40 or below are expected in most areas until Monday.

Wind chills will moderate providing some temporary relief from the extreme cold during the daytime.

Extreme cold puts everyone at risk.

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.


  1. How much are these guys at Environment Canada being paid to tell us what we already know ?? Simply put…it is WINTER IN CANADA. It gets cold and we have some snow. I do not know how we ever survived when I was a child without an ENVIRONMENT CANADA to keep us posted on the cold weather.
    THERE WAS NO SUCH THING as windchill…we just went out and played…and survived.

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