Environment Canada issued a slew of extreme cold warnings across the country on Tuesday.
Environment Canada says it issues extreme cold warnings when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frost bite and hypothermia.
The agency is asking people to watch for symptoms related to the cold, including shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and a change in the colour of the fingers and toes.
In British Columbia, the agency warned that the Yoho Park and Kootenay Park region could see wind chills as low as -40 C due to a cold arctic ridge of high pressure that it predicts will remain over the region for several days.Was Southern Ontario "largely spared"?
Much of Alberta, Manitoba and the entirety of Saskatchewan were also subject to the warnings, and Environment Canada says the frigid temperatures are expected to continue through the end of the week.
Environment Canada issued the warning for parts of northern Ontario too, along with a snow squall warning for Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
Southern Ontario was largely spared from the extreme cold, save for parts of southwestern Ontario surrounding the Georgian Bay.
Though my area is not under an "extreme cold alert" We are substantially below our average norms- I was out today and it was frigid! Went for a short walk in Shorthills Park , with long janes (bottom and top) , wool socks etc., Layers and Outer shell. The cold was biting! Our heat has been running nearly non stop in the house.
It is presently a very frigid 7 F or - 14C..... Way below seasonal norms
Our temperature for tonight is expected to be 5 F or - 15 C (I expect it's going to be colder)
As expected it was colder yesterday (December 26/2017) -17.2 Celsius- that's one for the record books
Or norm/ averages are more right around the freezing mark for this time of year
Averages: - Max 34°F. Min 21°F. or Max 1°C. Min -6°C.
This morning, December 27/2017, it is a bone chilling - 18 C or 0 F
The cold on December 26/2017 is much colder then our coldest temp (15 year time frame) recorded in 2010 -7.6C
Environment Canada has limited the time frame of temps to control a specific narrative.
This was the coldest Christmas in decades in many parts of Canada
In Quebec, the agency warned that the cold arctic air was moving southward on Christmas Day night and Boxing Day, and would continue to do so on Wednesday.
It said wind chills could reach -42 C in the province.
While the Atlantic provinces were largely spared from the extreme cold warnings, much of Newfoundland and Labrador was subject to wind and blizzard warnings, as well as blowing snow advisories.
|Environment Canada issued a swath of extreme cold warnings stretching from Alberta to central Quebec in the wake of a frigid Arctic air mass|
I understand vast swathes of the US are frigid as well
Wintry mess of snow and ice to linger across U.S.
A blast of lingering, frigid air across the northern U.S. will keep the snow coming this week from the Pacific Northwest to the Great Lakes, the National Weather Service said Tuesday.Christmas week will be cold and snowy for much of the northern and higher-elevation areas of the country. Snowfalls of 3-4 feet — the largest of the season so far — are expected for the next few days east of Lakes Erie and Ontario.On Christmas Day, a stationary snow band off Lake Erie dumped nearly three feet of snow on Erie, Pa., more than four times the previous Christmas record and 14 inches more than the city's all-time record, which has stood for more than 60 years. The snowfall prompted city officials to declare a snow emergency. State police said drivers should avoid travel.
Erie Pennsylvania, my goodness, you are on the 'wrong' side of Lake Erie! Thankfully this side of the Lake has been pretty good. Having just been Nickel Beach way a couple of days ago! (Lake Erie's shore, Port Colborne- Erie PA being across the lake from Simcoe Ontario, roughly) Hope you guys and gals are ok? A sixty year record- shattered! Shadoobie!