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Extreme Cold Warning

Issued at 11:00 p.m. EST Friday 27 February 2015
Summary

Frigid Arctic air continues to blanket the region with unseasonably cold conditions. Frigid overnight temperatures combined with light to moderate winds are expected to produce wind chill values near minus 30 again overnight and early Saturday morning. Finally, by Saturday afternoon, wind chills will improve, heralding the beginning of a slow trend toward somewhat milder conditions.

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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. Avoid alcohol. - Consuming alcohol before you go out in the cold may increase your risk of hypothermia because it increases blood flow to the extremities of the body. You may actually feel warm even though you are losing heat. Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required, so stay tuned to your local media or Weatheradio. Email reports of severe weather to storm.ontario@ec.gc.ca or tweet with the hashtag #ONStorm.



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