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Happy New Year Barrie! Bitter cold start to 2018

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Bundle up for the first day of 2018. Environment Canada says this cold snap will continue to Wednesday. Sue Sgambati/BarrieToday

Extreme cold warning continues.

Flurries to start 2018 with risk of afternoon snow squalls.  Local amount 5 to 10 cm. Wind becoming north 20 km/h early this afternoon. High minus 14. Wind chill minus 30.

Flurries ending tomorrow morning then mainly cloudy for Tuesday. Wind gusting to 60 km/h near noon. High minus 6. Wind chill minus 28.

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

Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

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

A multi-day episode of very cold wind chills is expected.

2018 starts with a bitter cold day.

Windchill values near or below minus 30 are expected in most areas early this morning.

These wind chills will moderate during day. However, latest indications continue to show that these very cold conditions may persist into Tuesday for most areas before moderating somewhat around midweek.

Extreme cold puts everyone at risk.

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.



Periods of drizzle or rain

Periods of drizzle or rain

3.7°C

Pressure
101.7 falling
Dewpoint
3.5 °C
Humidity
99%
Wind
NNW 4 km/h

Forecast

Radar Satellite


Periods of drizzle or rain

Tonight

2 °C

A few showers ending late this evening then mainly cloudy with 40 percent chance of drizzle. Fog patches developing after midnight. Low plus 2.


Periods of drizzle

Saturday

13 °C

Mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of drizzle early in the morning. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 13. UV index 5 or moderate.


Chance of showers

Saturday night

2 °C

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


Sunny

Sunday

11 °C

Sunny. High 11.


Clear

Sunday night

-3 °C

Clear. Low minus 3.


A mix of sun and cloud

Monday

10 °C

Increasing cloudiness. High 10.


Cloudy

Monday night

0 °C

Cloudy periods. Low zero.


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

9 °C

Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 9.


Chance of showers

Wednesday night

1 °C

Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 1.


Chance of showers

Thursday

6 °C

Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 6.


Yesterday

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

Normals

Low
-2 °C
High
8 °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