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Extreme cold warnings cover almost all of Ontario and Quebec, Canada. Video

Extreme cold warnings cover almost all of Ontario and Quebec, Canada

Posted by Teo Blašković on January 21, 2019.

A prolonged period of very cold wind chills is forcing authorities to keep extreme cold warnings active over almost entire Ontario and Quebec, Canada. Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frostbite and hypothermia.

Wind chill values of -40 to -45 °C (-40 to -49 °F) are expected Monday morning, January 21, Environment Canada said, adding that conditions in Ontario will begin to slowly moderate through the day with wind chills near -25 to -30 °C (-13 to -22 °F). The cold spell will last into Tuesday over Northern and Central Quebec.

EC meteorologists urged residents to ‘cover up as frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin, especially with wind chill.’Risks are greater for young children, older adults, people with chronic illnesses, people working or exercising outdoors, and those without proper shelter. Dress warmly. Dress in layers that you can remove if you get too warm. Parts of Ontario woke up to 30+ cm (12 inches) of snow today after a powerful winter storm hit both United States and Canada.

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