Extreme Cold Warning issued ahead of cold snap

Extreme Cold Warning issued ahead of cold snap

Extreme Cold Warning issued ahead of cold snap

And if you're exhausted of us telling you that it's going to be really cold and snowy outside, click out of this article and read a happy story instead! Temperatures and wind chill values will be lower on Friday night.

An Extreme Cold Warning is in effect for Ottawa, Gatineau and eastern Ontario, calling for a "multi-day episode of very cold wind chills".

680 NEWS meteorologist Jill Taylor says the high in the GTA will be -16 C but it will feel like -36 C with the wind.

Cover up. Frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin, especially with wind chill.

The temperature dropped to - 23 C at Pearson International Airport at 6 a.m., topping the previous record of - 20.

Extreme Cold Warning issued ahead of cold snap

On Thursday, conditions were so poor that part of Highway 402 was closed, and travellers through the region can expect more of the same Friday into Saturday morning, with some 50 cm of snow possible for the worst-hit areas.

There will be some reprieve from the cold on Sunday with snow in the forecast.

People who are experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of homelessness are encouraged to contact the District of Muskoka at 705-645-2412 for resources available during extreme cold weather events.

Toronto Mayor John Tory has requested that a federal armoury be opened up as a shelter for the homeless.


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