While yesterday’s Snow Storm Warning has ended, though there is an Extreme Cold Warning in effect for all of Southern Ontario including; Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, Brantford, Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville, St. Catharines, and Niagara Falls.
Environment Canada released the following Extreme Cold Warning:
A period of severely cold wind chills is expected.
Wind chill values near minus 30 continue this morning.
This bitterly cold Arctic airmass will remain in place through the weekend with wind chill values near minus 30 expected today. Tonight even colder wind chill values of minus 35 to minus 40 are expected.
Wind chill values will moderate above the warning criteria of minus 30 later on Monday as winds ease, but cold temperatures near minus 20 or colder are still expected Monday night.
A milder air mass will begin to move in Tuesday.
Risks are greater for young children, older adults, people with chronic illnesses, people working or exercising outdoors, and those without proper shelter.
Cover up. Frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin, especially with wind chill.
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.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.
Outside of the Extreme Cold Warning coverage there are still likely to be temperatures as low as -30 with the wind chill tonight. In this kind of cold if you must be outside for any length of time be sure to wear layers, and protect your hands and feet. Also keep an eye on the vulnerable as mentioned; homeless, infirm, elderly, and young; as well as those who work outdoors. While not forgetting our four legged friends. Make sure that they do not begin to show the signs of frostbite or hypothermia.
Stay Safe, Stay Warm.
Image and Information from Environment Canada.