This past week we got the snow, about 35cm in total and now we get the cold. The coldest air we expect to see this winter. The real bad news is, this cold snap will hang on for a better part of a month.
Long range forecasts calls for temperatures to be well below normal for this week, but minus double digit weather will pretty much be in place now until the middle of February – there will be some slightly warmer days here and there but for the most part the icy grip of winter will hang on tight.
Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:
Agawa – Lake Superior Park
Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island
Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay
A multi-day episode of very cold wind chills continues.
Extreme wind chills of minus 40 to minus 50 are expected across much of Northern Ontario again tonight.
This arctic air mass will remain entrenched over the region through the weekend and into early next week, bringing a prolonged period of extremely cold wind chills.
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.
If it’s too cold for you to stay outside, it’s too cold for your pet to stay outside.