June 25, 2022

EXTREME COLD WARNING AND WEATHER STATEMENT ISSUED FOR NORTHUMBERLAND

Environment Canada has issued both an extreme cold warning and a special weather statement for Northumberland County this morning.

Temperatures for today are expected to stay between minus 30 and a minimum of minus 23 throughout the day prompting an extreme cold warning.

Risks are greater for young children, older adults, people with chronic illnesses, people working or exercising outdoors, and those without proper shelter.

Watch for cold related symptoms: shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and colour change in fingers and toes. Remember to cover up. Frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin, especially with wind chill. Remember, if it’s to cold for you, it’s also to cold for your pet to stay outside.

Snow is also expected today, prompting Environment Canada to issue a weather advisory. Travel is expected to be hindered by snow, heavy at times, amounting to 5-10 CM by this evening. At its heaviest fall rate, 1-2 CM is expected per hour.

Snow will begin this afternoon and continue through the evening. Southwesterly winds over Lake Ontario is expected to enhance the snowfall rates, especially for areas closer to the lake shore.

Poor weather conditions may contribute to transportation delays. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop.

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