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Good morning Barrie! Bitter cold snap is back

2018-01-04 morning pic 1
Bundle up! Environment Canada says the frigid temps will be with us into Saturday. Sue Sgambati/BarrieToday

A special weather statement is in effect warning of a cold snap for Barrie and Simcoe County. 

Flurries today with local blowing snow this afternoon. Local amount 5 cm. Wind gusting to 50 km/h. Temperature falling to minus 15 this afternoon. Wind chill minus 27 this afternoon.

Flurries tonight with about 2 to 4 cm accumulation.  Wind north 30 km/h. Low minus 22. Wind chill minus 35.

Flurries tomorrow.  Local blowing snow in the afternoon. Local amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind north 30 km/h gusting to 50. High minus 19. Wind chill minus 34.

Here are the details of the special weather statement issued by Environment Canada:

Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Barrie - Collingwood - Hillsdale
  • Midland - Coldwater - Orr Lake
  • Orillia - Lagoon City - Washago
  • Innisfil - New Tecumseth - Angus
  • Orangeville - Grand Valley - Southern Dufferin County
  • Shelburne - Mansfield - Northern Dufferin County

Cold snap from today through Saturday.

A bitterly cold northwesterly flow will develop over southern Ontario today. Extreme cold warning criteria of minus 30 is expected to be met in many places tonight into Friday and again Friday night into Saturday.

The cold snap will end by Sunday as a southwesterly flow develops.



Chance of showers

Chance of showers

9.6°C

Pressure
101.7 falling
Dewpoint
5.2 °C
Humidity
74%
Wind
SSE 3 km/h

Forecast

Radar Satellite


Chance of showers

Tonight

2 °C

Mainly cloudy. 70 percent chance of showers late this evening and overnight. Low plus 2.


A mix of sun and cloud

Sunday

12 °C

Mainly cloudy. Clearing in the afternoon. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h in the morning. High 12. UV index 5 or moderate.


Clear

Sunday night

-6 °C

Clear. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light in the evening. Low minus 6. Wind chill minus 8 overnight.


Sunny

Monday

14 °C

Sunny. High 14.


Cloudy periods

Monday night

1 °C

Cloudy periods. Low plus 1.


Sunny

Tuesday

15 °C

Sunny. High 15.


Chance of showers

Tuesday night

5 °C

Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 5.


Chance of showers

Wednesday

16 °C

Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 16.


Cloudy

Wednesday night

2 °C

Increasing cloudiness. Low plus 2.


Chance of showers

Thursday

7 °C

Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 7.


Chance of showers

Thursday night

-1 °C

Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of showers. Low minus 1.


Chance of flurries or rain showers

Friday

4 °C

Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High plus 4.


Yesterday

Low
-0.5 °C
High
8.8 °C
Precipitation
0.8 mm

Normals

Low
-2 °C
High
9 °C

Sunrise and Sunset

Sunrise
6:53 AM
Sunset
7:48 PM

Record Values

Type Period Year Value
Max 1987-2015 2010 18.8 C
Min 1987-2015 1995 -9.3 C
Rainfall 1987-2015 2011 13.1 mm
Snowfall 1987-2015 2003 8.6 cm
Precipitation 1987-2015 2011 13.1 mm
Snow On Ground 1987-2015 1987 6.0 cm

Based on Environment Canada data