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Weather forecast for Monday, January 21, 2019

Today – A few flurries ending near noon then a mix of sun and cloud. Flurries or a few local snow squalls early this morning. Risk of snow squalls this morning. Local blowing snow this morning. Local amount 2 cm. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. High minus 11. Wind chill minus 28 in the morning and minus 19 in the afternoon. Risk of frostbite. UV index 2 or low.

Tonight – A few clouds. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light early this evening. Low minus 22. Wind chill minus 20 in the evening and minus 27 overnight. Risk of frostbite.

Extreme cold warning in effect

An extreme cold warning remains in effect for Chatham-Kent, Rondeau Park, Windsor, Leamington, Essex County and Sarnia-Lambton.

A period of severely cold wind chills is expected, forecasters say.

“Wind chill values of minus 30 to minus 38 continue this morning,” Environment Canada officials say.

“Wind chill values will moderate above the warning criteria of minus 30 this afternoon as winds ease. Tonight temperatures will once again fall to near minus 20 and with light winds, wind chill values are expected to be between minus 25 and minus 30.”

A milder air mass will begin to move in Tuesday, forecasters say.

“Risks are greater for young children, older adults, people with chronic illnesses, people working or exercising outdoors, and those without proper shelter,” Environment Canada officials say.

“Cover up. Frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin, especially with wind chill. If it’s too cold for you to stay outside, it’s too cold for your pet to stay outside.”

Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frost bite and hypothermia.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.

To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

School buses cancelled

Chatham-Kent Lambton Administrative School Services officials say school buses in all zones have been cancelled for today, Monday, January 21, 2019.

CKLASS officials says all schools remain open, however all extra-curricular activities are cancelled today.

Lambton-Kent District School Board officials say: “School buses in all zones in Chatham-Kent and Sarnia-Lambton are cancelled today due to poor road conditions. All schools will remain open.”

Bkejwanong Kinomaagewgamig on Walpole Island will be closed today.

Chatham-Kent Council: January 21, 2019 agenda

Chatham-Kent Council is set to meet for a regular/planning meeting tonight, January 21, 2019.

The meeting is set to begin at 6 p.m. at the Chatham-Kent Civic Centre in Chatham.

A link to the full agenda can be seen, here.

Some of the items up for discussion, include:

– Council will consider a motion by West Kent Counc. Mark Authier about Security Cameras in Municipal Parks, including Glen Mickle in Wallaceburg. Learn more, here.

– Council will debate and vote on a report regarding Council Compensation.

– Tim Dick, Director, Drainage, Asset and Waste Management will provide a presentation on the 2019 Capital Budget.

– Chatham Counc Karen Kirkwood-Whyte is bringing forward her motion on creating a Community Partnership Fund Review Committee.

– Council will discuss a report on the Chatham Hope Non Profit Housing Inc. – Replacement Unit for 98 McGuigan Ave., Chatham (Sold).

– Council will vote on Committee Recommendations – Bridges and Culverts.

– Council will hear an update on the Adapting to the Future Storm and Ice Regime in the Great Lakes – Chatham-Kent Lake Erie Shoreline Study (presentation by Peter Zuzek, Zuzek Inc.)

– John Norton, General Manager, Community Development, will provide a presentation on the Continuous Improvement and ‘Red Tape’ Reduction Project.

– Multiple information reports: Chatham-Kent Renovates Pilot Program, Ontario Human Rights Commission Publication: ‘In the Zone: Housing, Human Rights and Municipal Planning’, Physician Recruitment and Retention, Chatham-Kent Summer Day Camp and Playground Programs, Comprehensive Official Plan Review and 5-Year Official Plan Update, Chatham-Kent Arena Usage Update and Increase Supply and Placement of Gravel.

– A committee report from the Drainage Board, including recommendations from its meeting held on January 15, 2019.

– Appointment to the Entegrus Inc. Board.

– Council will vote on a report about the Municipal Capital Facilities By-law for Affordable Housing Project at 45 Michener Road, Chatham.

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