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Extreme Cold in Canada - Toronto Under Warning - Opens Warming Center


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Extreme cold warning in effect for Toronto as temperatures set to plunge

Toronto's top health official issued an extreme cold weather warning Thursday as temperatures look set to take a steep dive.
Temperatures are expected to drop precipitously overnight, with a low of –15 C holding into Friday morning. It will feel more like –24, however.
r. Eileen de Villa, Toronto's medical officer of health, warned anyone planning to be outside on Thursday and Friday to be prepared for considerable cold.

"Those most at risk of cold-related illness are people experiencing homelessness or those under-housed, those who work outdoors, people with a pre-existing heart condition or respiratory illness, elderly people, infants and young children," she said in a statement.

A warming centre will be open by 7 p.m. at Metro Hall, de Villa added.

Initially, they expected the cold front to quickly move on, but like in Europe it continues to linger.

Temperature drop prompts city to issue extreme cold alert

Environment Canada says the city will see a high of -1 C today but by this evening, the temperature is expected to fall to -7, feeling close to -14 with the wind chill.

Later tonight, the temperature will continue to plummet, feeling like -19 at around midnight.

The city’s top doctor issues extreme cold weather alerts whenever the temperature reaches approximately -15 C or colder or when the wind chill is set to reach around -20 or colder.

Extreme cold weather alerts trigger a number of additional services for people experiencing homelessness, including the opening of a warming centre at Metro Hall and additional overnight street outreach.

Torontonians are advised to stay dry and dress in layers during frigid weather.

Toronto Public Health is also reminding people to drink warm fluids, limit time outdoors, and check on family and friends who may be vulnerable to cold-related illnesses.

This is the third extreme cold weather alert issued in Toronto this season.

Yikes!  Stay indoors.
Parts Of Ontario Are Going To Feel Like -50°C Today And Going Outside Is Actually Considered Dangerous

Parts of Ontario Are Going To Feel Like -50°C today, here's how residents there are coping

Canadians everywhere like to think we have it rough when it comes to winter, but northern Canada is definitely winning that competition since parts of Ontario are going to feel like -50°C today. In Attawapiskat and other northern Ontario towns, Environment Canada has issued extreme cold weather warnings as the temperature plummets deep into the negatives.

Environment Canada has actually issued extreme cold warnings in nine different northern areas. They are Attawapiskat, Big Trout Lake-Sachigo Lake, Fort Hope-Webequie, Fort Severn, Geraldton-Manitouwadge-Hornepayne, Kapuskasing-Hearst, Moosenee-Fort Albany, Peawanuck, and Pickle Lake-Wannummin.


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