Extreme Cold Warning Issued

Environment Canada

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A multi-day episode of very cold wind chills is expected.

An arctic airmass continuing to slide south over alberta will produce extreme cold conditions tonight. Cold temperatures combined with winds of 10 to 15 km/h will produce windchill values of -40 or colder. Extreme cold conditions will last until the weekend.

Extreme cold puts everyone at risk.

Watch for cold related symptoms: shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and colour change in fingers and toes.

Cover up. Frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin, especially with wind chill.

Outdoor workers should take regularly scheduled breaks to warm up.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by environment canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.storm.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports using #abstorm.

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