Weather Advisory, Snow Squall Watch, And Extreme Cold Warning In Effect

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Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

  • Bracebridge – Gravenhurst
  • Huntsville – Baysville
  • Port Carling – Port Severn
  • Town of Parry Sound – Rosseau – Killbear Park

A multi-day episode of very cold wind chills continues.

Wind chill values of minus 35 or below are occurring early this morning in most areas.

These wind chills are expected to moderate today.

Extreme cold puts everyone at risk.

Cover up. Frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin, especially with wind chill.

Check on older family, friends and neighbours.

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.

Snow squall watch in effect for:

  • Port Carling – Port Severn
  • Town of Parry Sound – Rosseau – Killbear Park

Snow squalls are expected to develop. Under the snow squall bands, visibilities will be significantly reduced due to the heavy snow, and snow will quickly accumulate.

Conditions are favourable for lake effect snow squalls to develop from Georgian Bay today. Reduced visibilities are the main threat.

Any persistent bands may give local accumulations of 10 to 15 centimetres in 12 hours.

Travel may be hazardous due to sudden changes in the weather. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. If you must travel, keep others informed of your schedule and destination and carry an emergency kit and mobile phone.

Snow squall watches are issued when conditions are favourable for the formation of bands of snow that could produce intense accumulating snow or near zero visibilities.


Weather advisory in effect for:

  • Bracebridge – Gravenhurst
  • Huntsville – Baysville

Winter Weather Travel Advisory in effect for today.

Flurries at times heavy through the region today will give reduced visibility and make driving difficult in some areas.

Local amounts of 5 cm or so are possible today. Significantly higher amounts are likely closer to Georgian Bay due to lake enhancement.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.cpio-tempetes-ospc-storms.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

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