Wind chill hits -51 in Winnipeg, more to come tonight & tomorrow


Current conditions depicted above by Environment Canada depict -34C temperature with a -51 wind chill for the City of Winnipeg this morning. Extreme cold will remain in place until at least Thursday for the province.

Warnings

4:12 AM CST Tuesday 29 January 2019 Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

  • City of Winnipeg

A prolonged period of severely cold wind chills is expected. A bitterly cold Arctic air mass in combination with moderate northwesterly winds are producing extreme cold conditions over southern Manitoba this morning. Wind chill values of -45 to -50 are being observed in the region and little to no moderation is expected throughout the course of the day. These dangerous wind chill values will remain in place over southern Manitoba tonight and Wednesday with gradual improvement beginning on Thursday. Information regarding how to prepare for episodes of extreme cold can be found at the Province of Manitoba health web site:

www.gov.mb.ca/health/publichealth/environmentalhealth/cold.html


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