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Extreme cold warning; wind chills near -40 overnight

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Environment Canada has issued an extreme cold warning, in effect for:

  • West Nipissing – French River
  • North Bay – Powassan – Mattawa

Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frostbite and hypothermia.

Bitterly cold wind chills near minus 40C are expected overnight and into tomorrow but temperatures will rise Friday morning.

  • Keep emergency supplies in your vehicle — such as extra blankets and jumper cables.
  • If it’s too cold for you to stay outside, it’s too cold for your pet to stay outside.
  • Outdoor workers should take regularly scheduled breaks to warm up.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.

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