Sudbury, much of northeast under extreme cold weather advisory

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“Bitterly cold wind chills” near -40 C are expected overnight in the Sudbury area, as Environment Canada issued an extreme cold warning Thursday.

In fact, the warning is in effect for most of Northern Ontario, including North Bay, Powassan, Mattawa, West Nipissing, French River, Kirkland Lake, Englehart, Temiskaming Shores and Temagami.

The wind chill in Bayfield Inlet, Dunchurch, South River and Burk’s Falls, meanwhile, is expected to reach near -35 C.

The Ottawa area is also under an extreme cold warning, as is Timmins.

However, temperatures are expected to rise Friday morning, Environment Canada also said. Friday will see a mix of sun and cloud in the morning, with winds up to 15 km/h. High minus 14. Wind chill minus 39 in the morning and minus 20 in the afternoon. There is a risk of frostbite.

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

Environment Canada is advising people to keep emergency supplies, such as extra blankets and jumper cables, in their vehicles.

“If it’s too cold for you to stay outside, it’s too cold for your pet to stay outside,” the warning from Environment Canada states. “Outdoor workers should take regularly scheduled breaks to warm up.”

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