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Extreme cold returns to MB/SK


3:41 PM CST Tuesday 18 February 2020 Extreme Cold Warning in effect for areas in red

A period of very cold wind chills is expected. An Arctic high exiting the Prairies will bring another cold night to the region with extreme wind chill values. Temperatures will dip to -30C or colder tonight across central Saskatchewan and portions of western and southwestern Manitoba. These cold temperatures will combine with winds of 10 to 20 km/h to produce wind chills of -40 to -45. These extreme wind chills will moderate on Wednesday morning. Much warmer weather will spread across the Prairies through the second half of the week. Extreme cold puts everyone at risk.

Surface temperatures (in C) for early Wednesday morning

Risks are greater for young children, older adults, people with chronic illnesses, people working or exercising outdoors, and those without proper shelter. Watch for cold related symptoms: shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and colour change in fingers and toes. Check on older family, friends and neighbours. If it's too cold for you to stay outside, it's too cold for your pet to stay outside.

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