Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

  • Fraserdale – Pledger Lake
  • Kapuskasing – Hearst – Smooth Rock Falls

A period of very cold wind chills is expected.

Wind chill values near minus 40 is expected overnight tonight into early Thursday morning.

This bitterly cold Arctic airmass will remain in place through the weekend and possibly into next week.

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.

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.

Check on older family, friends and neighbours.

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.