Extreme Cold Wind Chills Near Minus 35 Return Tonight

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Extreme cold warning issued for:
South River – Burk’s Falls,
Western Algonquin Park – Lake of Two Rivers,
Parry Sound – Muskoka,
Haliburton,

Minimum low temperatures near minus 30 degrees Celsius with wind chill values near minus 35 are expected tonight into early Sunday morning.

These wind chill values will moderate through the day Sunday but are likely to drop to near minus 35 again Sunday night into early Monday morning.

Risks are greater for young children, older adults, people with chronic illnesses, people working or exercising outdoors, and those without proper shelter.

Watch for cold related symptoms: shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and colour change in fingers and toes.

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.

Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frost bite and hypothermia.

Extreme cold warning issued for:
Uxbridge – Beaverton – Northern Durham Region,
Newmarket – Georgina – Northern York Region,
Barrie – Orillia – Midland,
Fenelon Falls – Balsam Lake Park – Northern Kawartha Lakes,
Lindsay – Southern Kawartha Lakes,
Owen Sound – Blue Mountains – Northern Grey County,
Dufferin – Innisfil,
Caledon,

Current details:
Extreme cold wind chills near minus 30 return tonight.

Minimum low temperatures near minus 25 degrees Celsius with wind chill values near minus 30 are expected tonight into early Sunday morning.

These wind chill values will moderate Sunday afternoon but are likely to drop to near minus 30 once again Sunday night into early Monday morning.

Extreme cold puts everyone at risk.

Risks are greater for young children, older adults, people with chronic illnesses, people working or exercising outdoors, and those without proper shelter.

Watch for cold related symptoms: shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and colour change in fingers and toes.

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.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

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