Dangerous blizzard continues today. Extreme wind chills from minus 30 to minus 40 today and tonight.
Very strong westerly winds continue to blast in bitterly cold Arctic air. Frequent intense snow squalls. Local snowfall amounts of 15 to 20 cm are quite likely in some of the snow squalls by tonight. A combination of the dangerous snow squalls with extreme wind chills of minus 35 to minus 40 continue to produce frequent blizzard conditions today. Frequent to widespread very low to nil visibilities with whiteout conditions are expected especially in exposed areas.
The combination of a fresh heavy snowfall from the recent snowstorm with intense snow squalls and bitter wind chills poses a life-threatening risk for anyone outside for any duration, or stranded in vehicles if roads become snow-blocked. Travellers need to ensure they have an adequate car emergency kit and ample fuel if travelling any distance.
Please note that the City of Barrie will remain to the south of the strongest snow squalls through Wednesday. However, blowing snow can still be expected there.
The blizzard conditions will slowly ease somewhat tonight although the snow squalls and blowing snow are likely to continue in many areas.
Wind Chill Warning Continues
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.