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Alerts for: Geraldton - Manitouwadge - Hornepayne

Warnings

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

  • Nakina - Aroland - Pagwa

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

9:46 PM EST Tuesday 18 January 2022
Weather advisory in effect for:

  • Geraldton - Longlac - Caramat
  • Manitouwadge - Hornepayne

Winter weather travel advisory in effect.

What:
Total snowfall amounts of 10 to 15 cm.
Snow, heavy at times, which could reduce visibilities.
Local blowing snow.

When:
Now through Wednesday morning.

Discussion:
A low pressure system tracking across the region is bringing snow and local blowing snow to the region. Snow will ease to light flurries Wednesday morning. Flurries are expected to persist throughout the day on Wednesday.

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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