BIGGEST STORM of 2019 to Hit Cornwall Ontario ALERT Jan 19, 2019

BIGGEST STORM of 2019 to Hit Cornwall Ontario ALERT Jan 19, 2019

Nobody should be surprised as predictions of this storm have started mid week, but it’s starting to blow and it’s a rare mix of very cold temperatures and heavy snowfall with as many as 30cm predicted in some regions of Eastern Ontario.

Here in Downtown Cornwall it’s -22c at CFN Headquarters as of 3:34 PM. We’re expecting nearly 20cm of snow before 7AM Sunday with more coming during the day.

Sunday we expect a high of only -13 with as much as 20 more cm of snow and mixed precip.

With freezing temperatures some of the white stuff may be freezing pellets and the grounds will freeze hard.

Please use extreme caution when driving or even walking and please give extra attention to your pets needs.

If you know a senior or person who’s alone check on them and prepare for possible power outages due to the extreme weather which should let up by Monday.

Editor’s note: This would be a great spot for a coffee ad, but sadly the Matos family boycotts this newspaper so we’ll place a google ad here which probably promote McDonalds or Starbucks.




Or better yet, order a yummy Bacon and Pineapple Pizza from our friends at Roma’s here in Cornwall!  

High winds will make that cold feel a lot worse too.

Please be Storm safe and smart.

UPDATE 6:17 PM

Warnings

3:45 PM EST Saturday 19 January 2019
Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

  • Cornwall – Lancaster
  • Maxville – Alexandria
  • Morrisburg – Long Sault
  • Winchester – Newington

A period of very cold wind chills is expected.

An arctic air mass will move farther into Southern Ontario tonight. Wind chill values are expected to fall to near minus 35 overnight tonight through Monday night.

Conditions will improve by Tuesday when a milder airmass moves in.

Risks are greater for young children, older adults, people with chronic illnesses, people working or exercising outdoors, and those without proper shelter.

Cover up. Frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin, especially with wind chill.

If it’s too cold for you to stay outside, it’s too cold for your pet to stay outside.

Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frost bite and hypothermia

Warnings

10:55 AM EST Saturday 19 January 2019
Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

  • Cornwall – Lancaster
  • Maxville – Alexandria
  • Morrisburg – Long Sault
  • Winchester – Newington

A period of very cold wind chills is expected.

An arctic air mass is forecast to move into Southern Ontario today. Wind chill values are expected to fall to near minus 35 overnight tonight and overnight Sunday. Wind chill values close to minus 30 are expected Monday night.

Conditions will improve by Tuesday when a milder airmass moves in.

Risks are greater for young children, older adults, people with chronic illnesses, people working or exercising outdoors, and those without proper shelter.

Cover up. Frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin, especially with wind chill.

If it’s too cold for you to stay outside, it’s too cold for your pet to stay outside.

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

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