Extreme cold warning issued for South Niagara

Environment Canada issued an extreme cold warning for South Niagara on Tuesday, Jan. 29/2019, which will last through till Friday morning.

“A frigid arctic air mass and strong winds will result in wind chill values of minus 30 to minus 35 tonight through to Friday morning,” the warning said. “Cold arctic air will settle over Southern Ontario tonight. Overnight low temperatures between minus 20 and minus 25 degrees combined with winds gusting between 50 and 70 km/h will result in wind chill values in the range of minus 30 to minus 35.”

“Conditions should improve Friday as milder air moves into the region,” the warning said.

Everyone is at risk during extreme cold periods. Frostbite can develop in minutes on exposed skin, especially with wind chill.

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