Alerts for: Stirling - Tweed - South Frontenac

Warnings

11:40 PM EST Saturday 19 January 2019
Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

  • Stirling - Tweed - Madoc
  • Tamworth - Sydenham - South Frontenac

A period of very cold wind chills is expected.

Wind chill values are expected to fall to near minus 35 overnight tonight through Monday night.

Conditions will improve by Tuesday when a milder airmass moves in.

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

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.

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

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

 

Statements

9:55 PM EST Saturday 19 January 2019
Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Stirling - Tweed - Madoc
  • Tamworth - Sydenham - South Frontenac

Snow tonight and Sunday morning. Bitterly cold temperatures.

Eastern Ontario will be on the northern fringe of a major winter storm that will track south of the Great Lakes tonight and Sunday.

Periods of snow associated with this weather system will continue tonight and taper off Sunday. Snowfall amounts in the range of 10 to 15 cm are expected by late Sunday.

In addition, northeast winds gusting to 50 km/h are expected to develop this evening. These winds will occasionally generate blowing snow and wind chill values near minus 30.

An Extreme Cold warning is in effect for Sunday and Monday.

Please note that for areas close to eastern Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, even higher snowfall amounts are expected. A winter storm warning is in effect for those areas.

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

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