Date: April 18, 2019

A mix of sun and cloud. 70 percent chance of showers late this morning and this afternoon with risk of a thunderstorm. Wind south 20 km/h becoming southwest 40 gusting to 70 late this morning. High 19. UV index 7 or high.

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15.3C

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Cold Weather Alert Issued for Lambton County

This page was reviewed or revised on Friday, January 18, 2019 11:10 AM

Point Edward, ON - Lambton’s Medical Officer of Health has issued a COLD WEATHER ALERT for Lambton County based on the latest forecast from Environment Canada predicting the temperature to meet the threshold of -15oC overnight on Saturday.

The alert is expected to remain in effect until Monday, January 21, 2019. The Medical Officer of Health will not issue a Cold Weather Alert termination.

Lambton Public Health advises local agencies that provide shelter and assistance to homeless people to prepare for an increase in demand during the Cold Weather Alert.

All residents should take precautions during a Cold Weather Alert by dressing in layers, shielding exposed areas from the wind such as head, neck and face, and limiting time spent outdoors.

Overexposure to cold can be hazardous, even life-threatening. Hypothermia, which can strike in any season, occurs when the body temperature drops below the normal range between 36.1oC and 37.8oC (97oF and 100oF). Symptoms may include pale skin, lethargy, confusion, excessive shivering and hallucinations.

A Cold Weather Alert is issued when one or more of the following is met:

  • Daily, low temperature is predicted to be -15oC or below, without a wind chill value.
  • Environment Canada issues a wind chill warning for Lambton County.
  • Extreme weather conditions, such as a blizzard or ice storm, are predicted.

For more information on severe cold weather and the risks involved including hypothermia, frostbite and how to avoid them, please visit www.lambtonhealth.on.ca.

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Please contact:

Theresa Warren
Public Health Inspector
County of Lambton
519-383-8331 ext.3576