Another night of -50 wind chills for parts of Manitoba


NAM 12km model Continental view of surface temperatures

Parts of Canada have been experiencing some extremely cold temperatures and wind chills over the last day or so. This airmass (depicted above) isn't going anywhere and will bring another night of wind chills approaching -50 for parts of Central/Northern Manitoba tonight. Temperatures will plunge even colder on the weekend for Manitoba and warnings may be extended further south as wind chills surpass -40.

Wind chills depicted by the NAM 12km early Thursday morning

Environment Canada warnings are described below:

Extreme cold warnings as of 7:20pm CST issued by Environment Canada

Warnings

3:53 PM CST Wednesday 16 January 2019 Extreme Cold Warning in effect for (areas in red):


A period of very cold wind chills is expected. Wind chill values near -50 are expected overnight through Thursday. 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. Keep emergency supplies in your vehicle such as extra blankets and jumper cables. If it's too cold for you to stay outside, it's too cold for your pet to stay outside.