Friday, February 12, 2016 12:30 pm ·  0 Comments
Break out the down parkas, winter boots, gloves, mittens, and scarves, Oakville is in for a very very cold weekend. Considering the winter we’ve had, one extreme cold weather warning isn’t too bad.
Here is the alert that was issued by Environment Canada for Oakville at 10:43 AM on Friday, February 12, 2016:
A period of very cold wind chills is expected.
A cold front will pass through the regions tonight. Very cold temperatures will follow in its wake, along with gusty northwest winds.
Very cold wind chill values between about minus 30 and minus 35 are expected overnight and Saturday morning. Wind chill conditions will improve only marginally on Saturday afternoon, then fall below minus 30 again on Saturday night in most locales. Some improvement is expected on Sunday.
While anyone who isn’t dressed warmly is at risk in cold weather conditions, some are at greater risk than others for frost bite and hypothermia:
Wear appropriate clothing.
Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frost bite and hypothermia.