Weather Alerts, Extreme Cold Warnings for these parts of Northern Ontario.


A series of weather alerts were issued for several northern Ontario communities on Friday and Saturday, including extreme cold, heavy snow and strong gusty winds.

WIND CHILL DROPS TEMPERATURES

Environment Canada issued extreme cold warnings for many communities in and around Timmins on Friday as wind chill values ​​approach -40°C.

Freezing temperatures are expected to persist through Saturday morning.

Affected communities include:

  • Cochrane
  • Fraserdale
  • Hearst
  • Iroquois Falls
  • Kesagami Lake
  • Little Abitibi
  • Pledger Lake
  • Smooth rock falls
  • Timmins

Outdoors, warm layers are recommended with a windproof outer layer.

“Chilblains can develop within minutes on exposed skin, especially with the wind chill,” Environment Canada said in its weather alert.

“If it’s too cold for you to stay outside, it’s too cold for your pet to stay outside.”

Extreme cold warnings are also being issued in northwestern Ontario near the Manitoba border.

HEAVY SNOW IN THE UPPER NORTHERN SECTION SATURDAY

In the meantime, a special weather statement has been issued from Nipigon to Wawa due to heavy snow accumulation of up to 15 centimeters and strong wind gusts of up to 70 km/h.

Hazardous travel conditions are expected to begin Saturday morning and last through the evening.

“Travel is expected to become hazardous due to snow accumulation and poor visibility in snow and blowing snow,” Environment Canada said Friday morning.

“There is some uncertainty regarding snowfall amounts at this time. Warnings or advisories may be required as the event approaches.”

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