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Alerts for: Lake Nipigon - Wabakimi

Warnings

10:52 PM EST Tuesday 18 January 2022
Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

  • Armstrong - Auden - Wabakimi Park

A multi-day episode of very cold wind chills continues.

Hazards:
Wind chill values near minus 40.
Minimum temperatures between minus 25 and minus 31 degrees Celsius.

When:
Now through Thursday morning.

Discussion:
Temperatures and wind chill values will temporarily moderate Wednesday afternoon before dropping again in the evening.

Extreme cold puts everyone at risk.

Risks are greater for young children, older adults, people with chronic illnesses, people working or exercising outdoors, and those without proper shelter.

Dress warmly. Dress in layers that you can remove if you get too warm. The outer layer should be wind resistant.

Cover up. Frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin, especially with wind chill.

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@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

 

Statements

5:46 PM EST Tuesday 18 January 2022
Weather advisory in effect for:

  • Beardmore - Jellicoe - Macdiarmid
  • Gull Bay - Black Sturgeon Lake

Winter weather travel advisory in effect.

What:
Additional snowfall amounts of 5 to 10 cm.
Snow, heavy at times, which could reduce visibilities.
Local blowing snow.

When:
Through early Wednesday morning.

Discussion:
Snow and local blowing snow is expected to continue tonight as a low pressure system tracks south of the region. Snow will ease to light flurries overnight or early Wednesday morning. Flurries will persist through Wednesday afternoon.

Impacts:

Motorists should expect hazardous winter driving conditions and adjust travel plans accordingly. If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance. If you must drive, be prepared for areas of poor visibility. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow.

For road conditions and other traveller information from the Ministry of Transportation, visit https://www.ontario.ca/511, https://www.twitter.com/511Ontario, or call 5-1-1.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

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