Date: February 23, 2019

Mainly sunny. Increasing cloudiness this afternoon then periods of rain. Wind becoming southeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 this morning. High 7. UV index 4 or moderate.

Temp
-2.7C

Wind Chill
-8C

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Cold Weather Alert Issued for Lambton County

This page was reviewed or revised on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 8:58 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 extreme cold temperatures beginning overnight.

The alert is expected to remain in effect until Friday, February 1, 2019. The Medical Officer of Health will not issue a Cold Weather Alert termination.

A cold alert is issued when there is a daily low temperature of -15oC or lower; when Environment Canada and Climate Change issues a wind chill warning; or during extreme weather conditions.

During a cold weather alert:

  • Individuals should take precautions when heading outdoors by dressing in layers, shielding exposed areas from the wind such as head, neck and face, and limiting time spent outdoors.
  • Local agencies that provide shelter and assistance to homeless people should prepare for an increase in demand.
  • Know how to identify the signs and symptoms of overexposure to cold, including hypothermia. Learn more at www.lambtonhealth.on.ca.

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Please contact:

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