Cornwall Ontario — A wind warning issued for Cornwall Ontario will not stop Santa Claus. In a statement over Skype, Santa Claus’s spokesperson, an elf named Buddy, says Santa Claus will be on schedule tonight.
“We are aware of the wind warning, and it may delay our schedule by a few minutes, but we are well prepared for all contingencies including inclement weather. Our reindeer have all taken safety training courses throughout the year and are well prepared for this”, says Buddy the Elf.
The Weather Network had issued the following warning earlier today: Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring. Very strong and gusty southwesterly winds are expected to develop suddenly overnight into early Christmas morning as a sharp cold front moves through. Wind gusts of 90 km/h are quite likely in many areas, especially right along the St. Lawrence River. Sustained wind speeds of 70 km/h are also quite possible shortly after the cold front blasts through. The winds will slowly diminish somewhat by Christmas afternoon. Motorists travelling for the Christmas Holidays should be prepared for difficult driving conditions, especially on highways exposed to very strong and gusty cross winds. These winds will also be strong enough to cause some tree damage, with local power outages possible.