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Extreme cold warnings issued for MB/SK; -40 to -45 wind chills expected


3:27 PM CST Tuesday 11 February 2020 Extreme Cold Warning in effect for areas in red

A cold, arctic airmass is spreading southward bringing extreme wind chill values with it. As cloud clears behind a strong cold front this evening, temperatures will drop rapidly and northerly winds will increase with gusts up to 60 km/h possible. These plunging temperatures and gusty winds will give wind chill values of -40 to -45 overnight and into Wednesday morning. These extreme cold values will moderate early Wednesday afternoon. 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. If it's too cold for you to stay outside, it's too cold for your pet to stay outside.

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