Extreme Cold Warning issued for Kawartha Lakes

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KAWARTHA LAKES-Environment Canada has issued another Extreme Cold Warning for the Kawartha Lakes for the next few days.

A prolonged period of very cold wind chills is expected.

Temperatures will fall rapidly this evening to reach lows of minus 20 to 25 degrees celsius. Wind chill values due to northwest winds up to 50 kilometres per hour will be in the minus 35 to 40 range tonight. Temperatures and wind chill values will be slightly lower Friday night. The extreme cold will continue until Saturday or possibly into Sunday morning.

Extreme cold puts everyone at risk according to Environment Canada.

Experts recommend you cover up. Frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin, especially with wind chill.Check on older family, friends and neighbours and if it’s too cold for you to stay outside, it’s too cold for your pet to stay outside.