Issued March 12, 2014: Ended March 14, 2014: The Acting Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Franklin Warsh,
has issued a COLD WEATHER ALERT for Elgin County based on the Environment Canada
forecast of temperatures dipping to a low of -16° C tonight. The day time temperature
for Thursday will be a high of -8° C but due to the expected wind chill of -25°
C, it will feel colder.
This 8th Cold Weather Alert for 2014 will be in effect as of this evening, Wednesday
March 12th, 2014 until mid afternoon of Thursday March 13, 2014.
The residents of Elgin County should take precautions during this cold weather alert.
Overexposure to cold may result in hypothermia, which occurs when a person's body
temperature drops below normal. Normal body temperature ranges from 36.1 to 37.8°
Celsius (97 to 100° Fahrenheit).