The City of Hamilton is ushering in the month of February with a cold weather alert.
Cold temperatures and gusty west winds are expected to keep windchill values in the minus 15 to minus 20 range this afternoon.
Agencies who work with vulnerable and homeless people have been notified of the alert.
If you see someone in need of shelter, you're asked to call the Salvation Army at 905-527-1444.
The office of the Medical Officer of Health suggests dressing in layers and keeping your inner layers dry.
To reduce the risk of frostbite, the office suggests protecting your face, ears and hands with a scarf, hat and gloves.