Manitoba cities hit -51 wind chill overnight

It was an extremely cold night for everyone in the Prairie Provinces, but even more so for some cities in southern Manitoba that were in the mid -30C with wind chills exceeding -50.

Areas such as Virden, Brandon and Carberry experience some significantly low wind chills at midnight into early morning Friday. It was colder in this area of Manitoba than in Churchill!


3:43 PM CST Thursday 07 February 2019 Extreme Cold Warning in effect for Manitoba

A period of very cold wind chills is expected. Wind chill values in the -40 to -50 range can be expected tonight through Friday morning as bitterly cold northerly winds ahead of a ridge of high pressure continue to affect southern Manitoba. Winds should diminish by Saturday as the ridge moves over the area, but below-normal temperatures are expected to persist.

Dress warmly. Dress in layers that you can remove if you get too warm. The outer layer should be wind resistant.

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