For those that are new to Canada what to wear in this type of weather

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People outdoors should exercise extreme caution. Frostbite on exposed skin may occur in just a few minutes.

For those that are new to Canada what to wear in this type of weather

A prolonged period of very cold wind chills is expected.

Bitterly cold arctic air will be ushered in by stiff northerly winds tonight and Sunday. As a result, wind chills will easily reach minus 40 to minus 35 tonight through Sunday then into Sunday night.

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.

Avoid alcohol. - Consuming alcohol before you go out in the cold may increase your risk of hypothermia because it increases blood flow to the extremities of the body. You may actually feel warm even though you are losing heat.

People outdoors should exercise extreme caution. Frostbite on exposed skin may occur in just a few minutes.

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author avatar Julie
15th Feb 2015 (#)

Be safe don't go out! I booked off today. My door was frozen shut, so told the boss not coming in.

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author avatar ORourkeDesigns
15th Feb 2015 (#)

Wow! Are windows are like that today! Good for you, more people should do that when the weather is this bad!

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
15th Feb 2015 (#)

We are lucky today because out temperatures (Alberta) are warmer than usual, but yes winter can be bad and not just for people but for pets too, many cats at the local Humane Society have frost bite on their ears and are missing tips of their ears.

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author avatar ORourkeDesigns
15th Feb 2015 (#)

Oh my goodness Mark that is so sad poor little things. That breaks my heart hearing that. The radio was saying that the North Sea is warmer by 6 degrees then us today. I live in Alberta a long time ago so I know too well how your weather can be! Enjoy it awhile it last

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
15th Feb 2015 (#)

This and last winter have been the coldest we have ever experienced. Have to clear an exit from our driveway in order to get out today and that is on Canada's south coast (Southern Ontario), but safety first is all important. Stay safe.

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author avatar ORourkeDesigns
15th Feb 2015 (#)

Peter yes I'm in the same area please be careful your skin will freeze be safe.

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author avatar Retired
15th Feb 2015 (#)

Great tips! Excellent article!

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author avatar ORourkeDesigns
15th Feb 2015 (#)

Thank you so much Carmen

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