Saturday, December 30, 2017

***** Extreme cold warning *****

For the second time in a week, we are under an extreme cold warning.  Although daytime conditions will be a bit better, please ensure that you are properly dressed, equipped, hydrated, and with a companion if going hiking.  Remember that extreme cold can put extra stress on your heart, so pace yourself and rest frequently.  Know the signs of frostbite and hypothermia, and plan how you will deal with them should you or one of your group exhibit symptoms.

See   for tips on frostbite and hypothermia

Issued at 2017-12-30 16:15 UTC by Environment Canada:
Extreme cold warning issued for:
   Elliot Lake - Ranger Lake, Ont. (049200)
Current details:
A prolonged period of very cold wind chills continues.

A huge Arctic air mass continues to keep a strong frigid grip over Northern Ontario.

Nighttime wind chill values near minus 40 or below are expected in most areas until Monday.

Wind chills will moderate providing some temporary relief from the extreme cold during the daytime.

Extreme cold puts everyone at risk.

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.

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

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