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Published: Tue, January 02, 2018
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Extreme Cold for New Years Eve

Extreme Cold for New Years Eve

The cold is expected to continue into Monday, which may result in the extreme cold warning being extended.

According to Environment Canada we'll ring in the new year with bone-chilling temperatures near minus 30 with the wind chill. A fresh surge of record-breaking Arctic air is forecast to encompass the entire province in its icy grip.

The cold snap will likely persist into New Year's Day and potentially into Tuesday before moderating somewhat, with flurries and a high of minus-13 expected Wednesday.

Ironically, Toronto's expected high temperature today was apparently just high enough for Environment Canada to end its official cold weather alert that still remains in effect for virtually all of Ontario north and east of Toronto.

Currently, it is -10C in Toronto, but it feels like -19C with the wind chill.

Wind chill values may approach minus 40 again tonight into Monday morning for many regions.

Connecticut Meteorologists have issued a First Alert for extreme cold on New Year's Eve.

"If it's too cold for you to stay outside, it's too cold for your pet to stay outside", the weather service stated.

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