Alerts for: Kingston - Prince Edward

Warnings

9:47 PM EST Thursday 26 February 2015
Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

  • Kingston - Odessa - Frontenac Islands
  • Napanee - Consecon
  • Picton - Sandbanks Park

A period of very cold wind chills is expected.

Yet another frigid Arctic airmass will combine with light to moderate winds to produce wind chill values between minus 30 and minus 35 overnight and into Friday morning.

Wind chills will improve later Friday morning as temperatures rise under the strengthening late February sun.

Wear appropriate clothing.
- Always wear clothing appropriate for the weather. Synthetic and wool fabrics provide better insulation. Some synthetic fabrics are designed to keep perspiration away from your body which keep you dry and further reduce your risk.
- Dress in layers with a wind resistant outer layer. You can remove layers if you get too warm (before you start sweating) or add a layer if you get cold.
- Wear warm socks, gloves, a hat and scarf in cold weather. Be sure to cover your nose to protect it.
- If you get wet, change into dry clothing as soon as possible. You lose heat faster when you're wet.

Avoid alcohol.
- Consuming alcohol before you go out in the cold may increase your risk of hypothermia because it increases blood flow to the extremities of the body. You may actually feel warm even though you are losing heat.

Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frost bite and hypothermia.

Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required, so stay tuned to your local media or Weatheradio. Email reports of severe weather to storm.ontario@ec.gc.ca or tweet with the hashtag #ONStorm.

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