Environment Canada issues Extreme Cold Warning issued for parts of Southern Ontario

Environment Canada has issued Extreme Cold Warning issued for parts of Southern Ontario.

As per the warning, very cold wind chill values near minus 30 developing tonight into Saturday morning. Then, a reprieve from extreme cold conditions is expected to begin late Saturday morning.

“Extreme cold puts everyone at risk.”  says Environment Canada.

Watch for cold related symptoms: shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and colour change in fingers and toes.

Recommended actions
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.

If it’s too cold for you to stay outside, it’s too cold for your pet to stay outside.

An Extreme Cold Warning is issued when the temperature or wind chill is expected to reach levels ranging from minus 30°C to minus 55°C for at least two hours depending on your location.