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Alerts for: City of Ottawa

Warnings

12:06 AM EST Saturday 22 January 2022
Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

  • Ottawa North - Kanata - Orléans
  • Ottawa South - Richmond - Metcalfe

Bitterly cold arctic air remains over the region.

Hazard:
Wind chill values ranging from minus 35 to minus 40.
Minimum temperatures between minus 28 and minus 34 degrees Celsius.

When:
Tonight into Saturday morning.

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

Dress warmly. Dress in layers that you can remove if you get too warm. The outer layer should be wind resistant.

Cover up. Frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin, especially with wind chill.

If it's too cold for you to stay outside, it's too cold for your pet to stay outside.

Watch for colour changes on fingers and toes, pain, numbness, a tingling sensation, or swelling. If present, move indoors and begin warming.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

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