Another week, another weather alert. Environment Canada issued a cold weather warning for Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nunavut, Northwest Territories, and New Brunswick early in the morning on February 27, predicting wind chill temperatures to dip as low as -45 C.
This means that more than half of the Canadian provinces are expected to experience extreme cold temperatures
This weather can cause frostbite within seconds, and people have been advised to cover up to protect themselves from severe wind chill.
The Weather Network has listed a series of symptoms that locals could be plagued with because of this ridiculous wind chill. These cold-related ailments include shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain, weakness, and numbness.
We are not trying to scare you into staying home, but it’s definitely time to bundle up like there is no tomorrow, if you do choose to go outside.
They’ve also stressed that outdoor workers should take regular breaks to keep warm. Also noted is the fact that pets shouldn’t be outside if it’s too cold for humans to be outside.
Canada’s southern regions may not have it as bad but are still affected to a significant degree. Parts of Manitoba going to have wind chills as low as -45 C, while northern Ontario and northern Quebec are going to see temperatures of around -50C and -60 C, respectively.
It’s time Canadians looked forward to spring. It’s been a rough winter, as January weather trapped us in an extended -45 cold stint, breaking temperature records left and right.
Luckily this cold snap should only last for a day.