BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA AT 7:09 AM EST MONDAY 6 JANUARY 2014
Extreme wind chills from minus 35 to minus 40 tonight and Tuesday morning. In the wake of the storm, cold brisk winds are expected to produce widespread dangerous wind chills of minus 30 to minus 35 beginning late today. Wind chills can reach minus 35 to minus 40 overnight tonight and Tuesday morning. Extreme caution is advised for people heading outdoors. Exposed skin may freeze in less than 5 minutes. Moreover, it is also suggested to help prevent freezing of pipes in buildings, one could turn on the lowest tap in the house and let it run as a pencil-thin stream or fast drip while keeping indoor temperatures a little warmer at night. Wind chills will improve slowly on Tuesday.
A rapidly intensifying winter storm centre from Texas has moved into Southern Quebec this morning. Environment Canada will continue to monitor this evolving situation and update warnings accordingly. Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca.
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