Extreme Cold Warning

Extreme Cold Warning

WINNIPEG - The following Environment Canada extreme cold warning continues for all of southern Manitoba including Winnipeg:

A bitterly cold arctic airmass will remain over the area for the next couple of days, resulting in a extended period of extreme wind chills.

Wind chill values of -40 to -45 are widespread across southern Manitioba this morning. Temperatures will moderate this afternoon before descending once again tonight into Thursday morning.

Hope is on the horizon, as relatively warmer air moves into the province by Friday.

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.

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 Weather

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