Frigid warning issued in parts of Ontario, Quebec

After several states were exposed to cold overnight temperatures on January 10, extreme cold warnings affecting parts of Ontario and Quebec continued to come into effect on January 11.

The frigid warning issued by the Ministry of the Environment of Canada is Northern Ontario, North When Southern Quebec, Even as New Brunswick When Labrador..

On the morning of January 11, Montreal’s temperature dropped to -25 degrees Celsius, and the wind cooled to approach -34 degrees Celsius. In Toronto, early on January 11, temperatures dropped to -21 ° C, or wind chills to -34 ° C.

At the time of publication, the only frigid warnings still in place in Ontario were the Peawanuck and Fort Severn Cree First Nations Reserves in the Kenora district. Both communities are expected to face temperatures between -30 and -32 ° C (wind chill values ​​are close to -45 ° C) from tonight to the morning of January 12.

Northern and southern Quebec, New Brunswick, and parts of Labrador have also been warned of extreme cold.

The definition of frigid varies from region to region, but the Canadian Ministry of the Environment issues a frigid warning whenever very cold temperatures or cold winds increase the risk to health. Major health risks associated with frigid cold include wind burns, frostbite, and hypothermia.

Federal websites say that anyone improperly dressed is at risk in cold weather, but some groups are at increased risk of hypothermia and frostbite. .. These include homeless people, outdoor workers, and people who live in poorly insulated homes. Infants and the elderly are also at increased risk.

Matthew Truman