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Extreme cold warnings issued for southern Manitoba


3:25 PM CST Friday 10 January 2020 Extreme Cold Warning in effect for areas in red

A period of very cold wind chills is expected.

Overnight low temperatures will drop to near minus 30 tonight. Combined with winds of 10 km/h, extreme wind chill values of minus 40 are expected. Wind chill values will moderate Saturday. However, a longer duration cold spell looks to impact Manitoba starting early next week.

Risks are greater for young children, older adults, people with chronic illnesses, people working or exercising outdoors, and those without proper shelter.

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

Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frost bite and hypothermia.

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