Alerts in Effect
Extreme Cold WarningIssued at 4:16 a.m. EST Wednesday 4 March 2015
A period of very cold wind chills is expected. Temperatures between -25 and -30 degrees Celsius will combine with moderate northwesterly winds to give wind chill values near -40 tonight into Thursday morning.Details
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. Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frost bite and hypothermia. Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please continue to monitor your local media or Weatheradio for further updates. If you would like to report severe weather, you can call 1-800-361-0233 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also tweet reports of severe weather to #meteoqc.