The entire province of Ontario is under a weather warning right now

Jan 20 2019, 12:35 am

Earlier this morning we told you Toronto was under an extreme cold weather warning.

Well, it turns out our great city was far from the only place in Ontario dealing with extreme cold, winter storms, and/or snow squalls. In fact, the entire province of Ontario is currently under at least one weather warning, while some regions in particular are dealing with up to three.

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That’s right, Environment Canada has issued alerts of some kind for all 61 regions that comprise both Northern and Southern Ontario. All of Northern Ontario is under an Extreme Cold warning, with wind chill values of -40°C to -45°C expected across much of the northern half of the province.

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Environment Canada

Meanwhile, Southern Ontario is dealing with its own extreme cold issues, as well as some regions having to deal with both winter storm warnings and snow squalls.

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Environment Canada

Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frost bite and hypothermia. Frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin, especially with wind chill values this low. Pets should also stay inside.

Think warm thoughts, Ontario.