Extreme Weather

Wind chill warning for Hamilton, cold alert continues

A wind chill warning as well as an extreme cold alert are in effect for Hamilton Tuesday.

The wind chill low today is a staggering – 38 C

Hamilton's weather outlook for Tuesday January 28, 2014. (CBC Weather Centre)

Environment Canada has issued a wind chill warning for Hamilton Tuesday morning. The city's extreme cold alert remains in effect.

It's -22 C as of 7 a.m. with the wind chill making it feel like -33 C. Bundle up. The wind chill low today is expected to be a staggering –38 C.

Environment Canada says Hamiltonians should expect a cloudy day wit blowing snow. The wind is coming in from the southwest at 30 km/h gusting to 50 km/h. The high for Tuesday is expected to be -17 C with a wind chill of -31 C. The low tonight will be -21 with a wind chill of -34 C.

A cold alert is issued when current or anticipated weather conditions are at or below -15 C or -20 C with the wind chill.

Environment Canada’s forecast for the city calls for a low of –24 C Tuesday. The previous extreme cold temperature for Jan. 28 at Hamilton International Airport’s weather station, which began collecting climate data in 1959, is –24.2 C, registered on that day in 2005.