4:45 AM EST Thursday 19 February 2015
Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:
- Niagara Falls – Welland – Southern Niagara Region
- St. Catharines – Grimsby – Northern Niagara Region
Bitterly cold arctic air has once again returned to Southern Ontario. Strong and gusty northwesterly winds will combine with the frigid temperatures to produce extremely cold wind chill values of minus 35 to minus 30 today through Friday morning.
People outdoors should exercise caution and dress appropriately as frostbite on exposed skin is possible in as little as 10 minutes.
Wind chills will slowly improve by Friday afternoon as temperatures moderate somewhat.
Forecast for Area:
Extreme cold warning in effect.
A mix of sun and cloud with 40 percent chance of flurries. Wind west 30 km/h gusting to 50. High minus 16. Wind chill minus 31.
Partly cloudy. Wind west 30 km/h gusting to 50. Low minus 23. Wind chill minus 30.
Mainly sunny. Wind southwest 20 km/h. High minus 17. Wind chill minus 33.
Cloudy with 70 percent chance of snow. Low minus 19. High minus 3.
Cloudy with 70 percent chance of snow. Low minus 3. High minus 2.
Sunny. Low minus 18. High minus 13.
Cloudy with 40 percent chance of snow. Low minus 13. High minus 5.
Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 11. High minus 7.
Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frost bite and hypothermia.
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