Bitter Cold Weather on the Way – UPDATE (12:07)

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(Updated Dec 18, 2016 @ 12:07)

EXTREME COLD WARNING FOR NORTHERN ONTARIO ENDED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA AT 11:20 A.M. EST SUNDAY 18 DECEMBER 2016.
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EXTREME COLD WARNING ENDED FOR:
      CITY OF THUNDER BAY
      KENORA – NESTOR FALLS
      DRYDEN – IGNACE
      FORT FRANCES – RAINY LAKE
      ATIKOKAN – UPSALA – QUETICO
      SUPERIOR WEST
      RED LAKE – EAR FALLS
      SIOUX LOOKOUT – SAVANT LAKE
      GULL BAY – BLACK STURGEON LAKE
      BEARDMORE – JELLICOE – MACDIARMID
      NIPIGON – MARATHON – SUPERIOR NORTH
      WHITE RIVER – DUBREUILVILLE.
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==DISCUSSION==
CONDITIONS ARE NO LONGER EXPECTED TO REACH EXTREME COLD WARNING  CRITERIA.

 

(Updated Dec 17, 2016 @ 15:41)

(Published on: Dec 17, 2016 @ 14:04)

EXTREME COLD WARNING FOR NORTHERN ONTARIO ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA
AT 11:20 A.M. EST SATURDAY 17 DECEMBER 2016.
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EXTREME COLD WARNING FOR:

=NEW= CITY OF THUNDER BAY
=NEW= SUPERIOR WEST
=NEW= NIPIGON – MARATHON – SUPERIOR NORTH
=NEW= TIMMINS – COCHRANE – IROQUOIS FALLS
      KENORA – NESTOR FALLS
      DRYDEN – IGNACE
      FORT FRANCES – RAINY LAKE
      ATIKOKAN – UPSALA – QUETICO
      RED LAKE – EAR FALLS
      SIOUX LOOKOUT – SAVANT LAKE
      LAKE NIPIGON – WABAKIMI
      GERALDTON – MANITOUWADGE – HORNEPAYNE
      WHITE RIVER – DUBREUILVILLE
      KAPUSKASING – HEARST
      LITTLE ABITIBI – KESAGAMI LAKE.

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==DISCUSSION==

A PROLONGED PERIOD OF VERY COLD WIND CHILLS IS EXPECTED.

WIND CHILL VALUES IN THE MINUS 30 TO 35 RANGE TODAY WILL DROP TO NEAR MINUS 40 THIS EVENING AND CONTINUE INTO SUNDAY MORNING. WIND CHILL VALUES WILL REACH THE UPPER THIRTIES SUNDAY NIGHT.

WATCH FOR COLD RELATED SYMPTOMS AND COMPLAINTS WHICH INCLUDE:

  • RESPIRATORY: SHORTNESS OF BREATH, WHEEZING AND COUGH
  • CARDIOVASCULAR: CHEST PAIN AND ARRHYTHMIAS
  • CIRCULATION: COLOUR CHANGE OF FINGER AND TOES, PAIN, NUMBNESS AND TICKLING SENSATION IN EXTREMITIES
  • MUSCLE: PAIN, STIFFNESS, SWELLING, RESTRICTED MOVEMENT, WEAKNESS
  • SKIN: ITCHING, PALE.

IF YOU EXPERIENCE THESE SYMPTOMS WHEN EXPOSED TO THE COLD, MOVE
INDOORS AND BEGIN WARMING.

WEAR APPROPRIATE CLOTHING.
– ALWAYS WEAR CLOTHING APPROPRIATE FOR THE WEATHER. SYNTHETIC AND WOOL FABRICS PROVIDE BETTER INSULATION. SOME SYNTHETIC FABRICS ARE DESIGNED TO KEEP PERSPIRATION AWAY FROM YOUR BODY WHICH KEEP YOU DRY AND FURTHER REDUCE YOUR RISK.
– DRESS IN LAYERS WITH A WIND RESISTANT OUTER LAYER. YOU CAN REMOVE LAYERS IF YOU GET TOO WARM (BEFORE YOU START SWEATING) OR ADD A LAYER IF YOU GET COLD.
– WEAR WARM SOCKS, GLOVES, A HAT AND SCARF IN COLD WEATHER. BE SURE TO COVER YOUR NOSE TO PROTECT IT.
– IF YOU GET WET, CHANGE INTO DRY CLOTHING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. YOU LOSE HEAT FASTER WHEN YOU’RE WET.

AVOID ALCOHOL: CONSUMING ALCOHOL BEFORE YOU GO OUT IN THE COLD MAY INCREASE YOUR RISK OF HYPOTHERMIA BECAUSE IT INCREASES BLOOD FLOW TO THE EXTREMITIES OF THE BODY. YOU MAY ACTUALLY FEEL WARM EVEN THOUGH YOU ARE LOSING HEAT.

PLEASE CONTINUE TO MONITOR ALERTS AND FORECASTS ISSUED BY
ENVIRONMENT CANADA. TO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER, SEND AN EMAIL TO
EC.CPIO-TEMPETES-OSPC-STORMS.EC(AT)CANADA.CA OR TWEET REPORTS TO (HASH)ONSTORM.

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