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Good morning Barrie! Extreme cold warning and flurries

2018=-1-02 morning pic 1
A view off Minet's Point where dozens of ice anglers set up huts on Kempenfelt Bay to kick off 2018. The Bay hasn't been frozen on a Jan. 1 for a few years. Sue Sgambati/BarrieToday

An extreme cold warning remains in effect.

Flurries today. Wind gusting to 60 km/h near noon. High minus 6. Wind chill minus 31 this morning.

Here are the details of the extreme cold warning issued by Environment Canada in effect for:

  • Barrie - Collingwood - Hillsdale
  • Midland - Coldwater - Orr Lake
  • Orillia - Lagoon City - Washago

A multi-day episode of very cold wind chills continues.

Wind chill values near or below minus 30 are occurring early this morning in most areas.

These wind chills are expected to moderate today.

Extreme cold puts everyone at risk.

Cover up. Frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin, especially with wind chill.

Check on older family, friends and neighbours.

If it's too cold for you to stay outside, it's too cold for your pet to stay outside.

Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frost bite and hypothermia.

Weather advisory in effect for:

  • Midland - Coldwater - Orr Lake
  • Orillia - Lagoon City - Washago

Winter Weather Travel Advisory in effect for today.

Flurries at times heavy through the region today will give reduced visibility and make driving difficult in some areas.

Local amounts of 5 cm or so are possible today. Significantly higher amounts are likely closer to Georgian Bay due to lake enhancement.



Chance of showers

Chance of showers

2.7°C

Pressure
101.6 rising
Dewpoint
2.6 °C
Humidity
99%
Wind
NNW 6 km/h

Forecast

Radar Satellite


Chance of showers

Today

7 °C

Mainly cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Wind becoming east 20 km/h this afternoon. High 7. UV index 4 or moderate.


Partly cloudy

Tonight

-1 °C

Partly cloudy. Clearing after midnight. Wind east 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low minus 1.


Mainly sunny

Wednesday

7 °C

Sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud in the afternoon. High 7. UV index 5 or moderate.


Cloudy periods

Wednesday night

-1 °C

Cloudy periods. Low minus 1.


A mix of sun and cloud

Thursday

8 °C

A mix of sun and cloud. High 8.


Cloudy periods

Thursday night

1 °C

Cloudy periods. Low plus 1.


Cloudy

Friday

7 °C

Cloudy. High 7.


Cloudy periods

Friday night

2 °C

Cloudy periods. Low plus 2.


A mix of sun and cloud

Saturday

11 °C

A mix of sun and cloud. High 11.


Chance of showers

Saturday night

4 °C

Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Low plus 4.


Chance of showers

Sunday

11 °C

Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 11.


Chance of showers

Sunday night

5 °C

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


Chance of showers

Monday

12 °C

Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 12.


Yesterday

Low
2.9 °C
High
6.2 °C
Precipitation
4.6 mm

Normals

Low
-2 °C
High
7 °C

Sunrise and Sunset

Sunrise
7:00 AM
Sunset
7:43 PM

Record Values

Type Period Year Value
Max 1987-2015 1998 25.5 C
Min 1987-2015 2003 -9.6 C
Rainfall 1987-2015 2008 11.2 mm
Snowfall 1987-2015 1987 16.0 cm
Precipitation 1987-2015 1987 16.0 mm
Snow On Ground 1987-2015 1987 8.0 cm

Based on Environment Canada data