Cornwall Hearing, Cornwall, Ontario

Extreme Cold Warning for region

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By Nick Seebruch
Extreme Cold Warning for region
Thermometer in the snow

CORNWALL, Ontario – Environment Canada has issued an Extreme Cold Warning for Cornwall and the surrounding region on Thursday, Feb. 13.

“Bitterly cold wind chills near -35 are expected overnight and into Friday morning,” reads the statement from Environment Canada. “Temperatures should rise Friday morning. Some areas in Eastern Ontario may experience these wind chills again Friday night into Saturday morning.”

According to The Weather Network temperatures are expected to start dropping quickly around 2 p.m. Thursday afternoon.

Temperatures are expected to bottom out by 7 a.m. on Friday when it is forecasted to be -20, but will feel like -27 with the wind chill.

The cold weather is expected to continue until Sunday, when temperatures should rise to the low minuses.

“Keep emergency supplies in your vehicle such as extra blankets and jumper cables. If it’s too cold for you to stay outside, it’s too cold for your pet to stay outside,” reads the statement from 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.”

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