Alerts for: Chibougamau

Warnings

4:16 AM EST Wednesday 04 March 2015
Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

  • Chibougamau

A period of very cold wind chills is expected.

Temperatures between -25 and -30 degrees Celsius will combine with moderate northwesterly winds to give wind chill values near -40 tonight into Thursday morning.

Wear appropriate clothing.
- Always wear clothing appropriate for the weather. Synthetic and wool fabrics provide better insulation. Some synthetic fabrics are designed to keep perspiration away from your body which keep you dry and further reduce your risk.
- Dress in layers with a wind resistant outer layer. You can remove layers if you get too warm (before you start sweating) or add a layer if you get cold.
- Wear warm socks, gloves, a hat and scarf in cold weather. Be sure to cover your nose to protect it.
- If you get wet, change into dry clothing as soon as possible. You lose heat faster when you're wet.

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

Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please continue to monitor your local media or Weatheradio for further updates. If you would like to report severe weather, you can call 1-800-361-0233 or send an email to tempsviolent.quebec@ec.gc.ca. You may also tweet reports of severe weather to #meteoqc.

 

Watches

9:54 AM EST Wednesday 04 March 2015
Snow squall watch in effect for:

  • Chibougamau

Periods of brief but intense snowfall are expected to develop. Under the snow squall, visibilities will be significantly reduced due to the heavy snow combined with blowing snow.

Snow squalls cause weather conditions to vary considerably, changes from clear skies to heavy snow within just a few kilometres are common. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please continue to monitor your local media or Weatheradio for further updates. If you would like to report severe weather, you can call 1-800-361-0233 or send an email to tempsviolent.quebec@ec.gc.ca. You may also tweet reports of severe weather to #meteoqc.

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