Brockville – An Extreme Cold Warning continues today for our entire region. The multi-day episode of very cold wind chills continues. As of this morning at 9:30am the temperature was -25°C with a wind chill of -32.
An Arctic ridge of high pressure continues to bring cold temperatures and brisk northwesterly winds to Eastern and Central Ontario. Wind chill values are expected to remain near minus 40 this morning and may continue in the minus 30 to 35 range from later this morning through Sunday morning for many locations.
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.
Watch for colour changes on fingers and toes, pain, numbness, a tingling sensation, or swelling. If present, move indoors and begin warming.
Outdoor workers should take regularly scheduled breaks to warm up.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet reports using #ONStorm.