Temperatureas around the Lakeland are dipping into the low minus 30s this evening and tomorrow, with a windchill factor possibly even taking that down to minus 40.
Environment Canada reminds residents to limit their pets exposure to the elements as much as possible. They’ve provided some valuable tips to keep warm as well:
– 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.