UPDATE: Wind Chill Warning for GTA

Wind chill warning issued for Toronto and GTA

Southern Ontario and the GTA have been battered this winter, ice storms, big snow falls and temperatures we haven't seen in two decades.

After a short reprieve, the cold weather is coming back.

Environment Canada issued a wind chill warning for the Greater Toronto Area on Monday calling for wind chills of minus 30 to 35 Monday night and Tuesday morning.

"An arctic airmass has settled over southern Ontario.  The combination of cold temperatures and moderate northwesterly winds is expected to produce wind chill values minus 30 or colder. Areas east of a line from Port Carling through Haliburton and Kaladar to Brockville - Leeds and Grenville wind chill values could reach minus 35 or colder."the statement read.

This taste of winter is expected to be accompanied by strong winds of up to 70 km/h along the Great Lakes. They could gust up to 90 km/h on the northeast shore of Lake Erie and Picton-Sandbanks Park.

Tuesday is slated to be the coldest day for the GTA, with the mercury dipping to around -20. The windchill will make it feel more like -30 or -35. There won't be much difference between the high and the low that day - just a few degrees.

Flurries and snow squalls are forecast for Monday in the snow belt southeast of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay.

Environment Canada tells Newstalk 1010 we'll likely see warmer temperatures by the end of the week, but we'll likely see a few more cold events before winter is up.    

 In the meantime, the City of Toronto issued an Extreme Cold Weather Alert in an effort to boost services for the city's homeless.

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  1. don was right posted on 01/20/2014 08:53 AM
    so, have the tender workies and management droids at GTAA shut down the airport because they might get a chill yet? And if not, does that mean they were totaly wrong it shutting it dwn 2 weeks ago?
  2. Frankie posted on 01/20/2014 09:54 AM
    These are normal temperatures we used to have, so what's the big deal?
  3. john posted on 01/20/2014 11:06 AM
    gee more cold weather and still the Toronto maple leafs still cant win 10 games in a row .
    1. Karl Burgin posted on 01/20/2014 12:54 PM
      @john Love your impersonation of this idiot spammer who keeps posting the same garbage day after day.
      It's mind-blowing that whoever the webmaster is, can't seem to get a handle on whoever keeps doing this.
    2. Peter posted on 01/20/2014 01:26 PM
      @Karl Burgin I agree.
      I have used the REPORT click, but maybe it doesn't do anything.
  4. Peter posted on 01/20/2014 01:37 PM
    At the -12C degree temperature, my car won't start because of the old battery, but -10C it is OK.

    1. You have to keep the battery warm to output its best power.
    2. The oil in the engine should be a lighter grade otherwise it can become too
    stiff to start.

    I recommend that you buy Battery Jumper Cables this year as we have a lot of winter to go. The lower the gauge number, the better, so that it can transfer all the current needed to start right away instead of slowly charging the dead battery first.

    It's awful to be stuck outside in the cold away from home when your battery is dead.

    One more thing:
    Usually the battery in a Cadillac is under the back seat cushion. You lift up the whole bench seat. Then you can attach the jumper cables. There is nothing
    under the hood that won't get you into trouble by damaging the electrical system.

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