Extreme cold warning now in effect for Greater Sudbury

A wind chill near -40 is expected overnight and tomorrow morning, potentially Friday evening to Saturday morning as well

Environment Canada has announced that an extreme cold warning is in effect for Greater Sudbury as a very cold wind chill is forecast. Wind chill values ​​are expected to be near -40 as temperatures near or below -30 will combine with moderate winds.

The worst of the cold will arrive tonight and continue into Friday morning, but similar conditions are expected for Friday evening and Saturday morning as extremely cold arctic air will begin to inundate the region tonight and bring wind chill values ​​close to – 40. .

Environment Canada also warns that extreme cold puts everyone at risk. Watch for cold-related symptoms: shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle aches and weakness, numbness and discoloration of fingers and toes.

Dress warmly. Dress in layers that you can take off if you get too hot. The outer layer should be wind resistant.

Remember that frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin, especially with the wind chill and if it’s too cold for you to stay out, it’s too cold for your pet to stay out.

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