Everything you need to know about the massive winter blizzard coming this weekend.
Farmers’ Almanac has predicted that these days Canada will going to hit with Life-Threatening -65°C Wind Chills in February 2019.
February will be coldest month in recorded history. And spring is just a few weeks away.
Eastern Ontario and Quebec are going to have it the worst weather ever, with the coldest temperatures heading south and east towards the Laurentian Plateau from the Great Lakes.
In most areas of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and western Ontario, it is going to be an absolute nightmare.
Frostbite begins to occur within 10 minutes after wind chill sinks temperatures to -40°C, so Canadians are at serious risk this year.
Yes, it’s true.Starting next week Canadian winter season is going to absolutely suck. To give you an example, temperatures are expected to hit the -45 C and -60 C.
Northern Ontario , is under extreme cold weather warnings and could face wind chill temperatures dipping as low as -60 C and -65 C, providing “some of the coldest temperatures this winter,”.
Snowfall of 40 cm or higher is possible in what is being called a “large winter storm” with strong winds, major rainfall “in excess of 50 mm” and the potential for freezing rain, said Environment Canada.
Newfoundland and Labrador are under an extreme coldweather alert with wind chills reaching a possible -55 C, but the province may be spared the worst of the storm.
Environment Canada has issued special weather statements detailing the “intense winter storm” for southern Quebec, which could see “very strong and frigid northerly winds” and blowing snow” that reduces visibility and making roads slippery.
“This storm should invade the province of Quebec,” the department said. “The most affected areas should be those located near the American Border and Atlantic Canada.”
Northern Quebec will likely escape the storm but parts of the region will see wind chill values near -58 C on next week.
Environment Canada warned that parts of the province could see 20 centimetres of snow fall by Tuesday morning, with slightly more in the areas immediately surrounding the Great Lakes.
It says parts of northern Ontario can expect windchill values as low as -55.
“This bitterly cold Arctic airmass will remain in place through the weekend and possibly into next week,” said Environment Canada.
Extreme cold with wind chill values between -50 and -60 C are expected to blanket the western provinces, and wind warnings are in effect for parts of B.C.
“In B.C., the forecast is a lot milder thanks to Pacific air moving in,” said McEwan, though it will still be wet and windy over the next few days.
The northern Dempster Highway region of the Yukon will see blizzard conditions Thursday with “visibility near zero,” according to Environment Canada. “Travel is expected to be extremely hazardous due to reduced visibility.”
A few areas of Nunavut will hit with wind chills near -55 C today and Friday. “Frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin, especially with wind chill,” says Environment Canada.