As other cities in Northern Ontario broke records when the mercury dropped yesterday, it wasn’t cold enough to set a record-breaking low in Timmins.
According to Environment Canada, the lowest temperature in Timmins Dec. 27 was -35.7 C. The high was -25.7.
The coldest temperature recorded on that date is in 1993 when it dropped to -39 C. The highest temperature recorded by Environment Canada on Dec. 27 in Timmins was in 2008, when it hit 6.2 C.
Across Northern Ontario, Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie and North Bay each set new low temperature markers yesterday.
In Sudbury, the thermometer dropped to -32.7. The previous low was -31.2 in 1993.
North Bay’s new record low is -33.9 C, which narrowly beats the previous low set in 1993 at -33.6 C.
Sault Ste. Marie hit -31.6 C. The previous lowest temperature for the city was -26.8 C in 1993.
An extreme cold warning remains in effect for Timmins, Cochrane and Iroquois Falls.
Tonight, wind chill values near -40 C or below are expected in some areas.