4:53 AM EST Tuesday 07 January 2014
Wind chill warning for
City of Hamilton continued
Extreme wind chills from minus 30 to minus 40 today and tonight.
Frigid and strong westerly winds are producing widespread dangerous wind chills of minus 30 to minus 40 today and tonight.
Extreme caution is advised for people heading outdoors. Exposed skin may freeze in less than 5 minutes.
Moreover, it is also suggested to help prevent freezing of pipes in buildings, one could turn on the lowest tap in the house and let it run as a pencil-thin stream or fast drip while keeping indoor temperatures a little warmer at night.
Wind chills will improve slowly on Wednesday as temperatures rise slowly and winds finally begin to ease.
Environment Canada will continue to monitor this evolving situation and update warnings accordingly.
Pop in on your elderly neighbours today to make sure they are keeping warm, that they have their pipes working and see if they might need anything to keep them inside for the next couple days.