Extreme Cold Warning For Winnipeg

Extreme Cold Warning

WINNIPEG - Environment Canada has issued the following extreme old warning for Winnipeg and much of southern Manitoba.

Extremely cold wind chills will develop tonight. Bitterly cold temperatures will then last through the remainder of the year.

An area of light snow over parts of southern Manitoba will move out of our area later today. Clearing skies will allow temperatures to drop sharply with extreme wind chills near minus 40 developing overnight. These extreme wind chills will persist into Wednesday morning, moderate slightly during the afternoon, and then return Wednesday night.

Bitterly cold temperatures will persist through the week and expand into other parts of Manitoba.

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.

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


TOPICS:   Winnipeg News

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