Windsor records coldest temperatures this winter as Environment Canada alert ends
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Windsor records coldest temperatures this winter as Environment Canada alert ends

Temperatures in Windsor and Essex counties dropped to -30 degrees with wind chills Monday morning. Although Environment Canada’s extreme cold warning has already been lifted, it will remain chilly throughout the day, the weather agency said.

Temperatures dropped to -18.5 C, the agency said, and with winds blowing at up to 30 kilometres per hour, the perceived temperature dropped to -30 in the morning. The maximum temperature on Monday is expected to be -13 C, with a perceived temperature of -22 C in the afternoon.

Monday was the coldest day of the winter in Windsor: Environment Canada data shows the previous low on Sunday was -18.3 C, and before that, in late November, it was -7.3 C.

Environment Canada warns that the risk of extreme cold is greater for children, seniors, people with chronic health conditions, people who work outdoors and those who lack adequate shelter.

“Watch out for symptoms associated with the common cold: shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and colour change in the fingers and toes,” warns Environment Canada.

People should dress warmly, wearing a waterproof layer, and remember not to let pets out.

The mission in downtown Windsor has places where people can stay warm: The mission canteen is open during the day from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Overnight shelter is available from 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. The warming area is also available at night from 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. until the end of March.

About five centimetres of snow is expected in Windsor on Friday, according to Environment Canada.About five centimetres of snow is expected in Windsor on Friday, according to Environment Canada.

About five centimetres of snow is expected in Windsor on Friday, according to Environment Canada.

The Windsor region received about two inches of snow on Friday, Jan. 12. Environment Canada issued an extreme cold warning Monday. (Mike Evans/CBC)

The Windsor Youth Centre is open from 12pm to 9pm Monday through Saturday. There is also a warming facility available during the day at the Housing and Homelessness Help Hub at 400 Wyandotte Street.

At the Welcome Centre Shelter for Women, women can stay overnight in a heated shelter at 500 Tuscarora St.