A multi-day episode of very cold wind chills is expected.
2017 is about to end on a very cold note. A fresh surge of Arctic air is encompassing the entire province in its icy grip.
Although winds will be relatively light, the extreme cold is expected to produce windchill values below minus 35 this morning, and again tonight. New Year’s Eve revellers are cautioned that windchill values will be near minus 35 late this evening as we ring in 2018.
Latest indications continue to show that these very cold conditions will persist into New Year’s Day and potentially Tuesday before moderating somewhat.
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.
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 email@example.com or tweet reports using #ONStorm.