Extreme cold warning in effect for North Bay, northeast

Extreme cold warning in effect for North Bay, northeast

An extreme cold warning is in effect for Sudbury, most of Ontario, much of Quebec and all of Manitoba and New Brunswick.

Well, it turns out our great city was far from the only place in Ontario dealing with extreme cold, winter storms, and/or snow squalls.

Wind chill values of -40C to -45C are occurring over much of Northern Ontario this morning.

Wind chills tonight could be as low as -15° to -20° as temperatures plummet under clear skies to around zero and a steady breeze continues. High -25C with a wind chill of -46C in the morning and -39C in the afternoon.

High winds are also expected: northeast winds gusting to 60 km/h will develop Saturday evening and generate widespread blowing snow. Clouds will be on the increase after Midnight, which may help temperatures to start slowly climbing by early Sunday morning.

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"Wind chill values will moderate above the warning criteria of minus 30 later on Monday, but are still forecast to be near minus 25", added the Environment Canada warning. Risk of frostbite. UV index 1 or low.

Rob Kuhn, a meteorologist with Environment & Climate Change Canada, says any exposed skin could freeze within minutes.

Dress warmly. Dress in layers that you can remove if you get too warm.

The warning will end Monday with Environment Canada calling for a high of -16C.

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