WINNIPEG - Environment Canada has issued the following Extreme Cold Warning for Winnipeg and the rest of Manitoba:
Extreme wind chill values in the -40 to -45 range continue through all of Southern Manitoba this morning as a bitterly cold Arctic airmass lies over the region.
The cold weather is expected to continue until the weekend at which point a warming trend begins, bringing temperatures to near seasonal values by Sunday.
Extreme cold puts everyone at risk.
Risks are greater for young children, older adults, people with chronic illnesses, people working or exercising outdoors, and those without proper shelter.
Watch for cold related symptoms: shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and colour change in fingers and toes.
Dress warmly. Dress in layers that you can remove if you get too warm. The outer layer should be wind resistant.
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.