If the heavy amount of snow caused by extensive snow squalls earlier this week wasn’t enough, now we have to deal with extreme cold.
The bitterly cold arctic air that has put most of the western provinces and north western parts of Ontario in a big chill is now moving into north eastern Ontario. Environment Canada has issued an extreme cold warning for parts of the Superior east region. At present, the city of Sault Ste. Marie is not included in the extreme cold however the Sault will still experience frigid temperatures until late next week.
Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:
- Agawa – Lake Superior Park
Extreme wind chill values near minus 40 are continuing this morning and may continue tonight into Friday morning.
The extreme cold may return on the weekend with wind chill values approaching minus 40 each night.
Extreme cold puts everyone at risk.
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 wind chill.