Environment Canada has extended the extreme cold warning issued for all parts of Central Alberta.

A long period of extremely cold temperatures and wind chills continues. This morning and Sunday morning will be the coldest, with temperatures ranging from -40 to -50, and wind chill values near -55.

Wind chills could even be a bit colder in open and exposed areas. Patches of dense ice fog are occurring, especially near communities, and could last until the afternoon.

Temperatures and wind chills are forecast to warm up somewhat, starting on Monday. You can get the latest forecast here.

 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.