Photo cred - Franklin Avila

While Montrealers are used to the cold by now (or not), don't be fooled by the sunny day. The mercury may be showing temperatures above the -20 mark, which is kinda warm by our standards, but there is deadly ninja windchill that will literally freeze your exposed skin in under 30 mins if you're not careful.

According to the Environment Canada website, anything under -10 can lead to a risk of hypothermia and/or frostbite, and once the windchill index kicks in and drops temperatures down even further to the -28 range, which Montreal will hover around this morning and going into this evening, any naked skin can and will freeze.

Tips to avoid skin freeze:

  • Layer up, preferably with a wind-resistant outer layer
  • Cover up any exposed skin
  • Wear hats, gloves, scarfs, waterproof footwear (
  • Stay dry
  • Resist the temptation to chill outside (pun!), though really not sure why you would want to be outside if you don't absolutely have to
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