At 3:15 pm Wednesday, January 10th, Environment Canada issued an extreme cold warning for Central Alberta.
A long period of extreme cold temperatures and wind chills this weekend.
Air temperatures will continue to fall through the end of the week with the coldest values expected by Saturday morning. Temperatures will drop to near minus 30 degrees Celsius tonight with wind chills near minus 40. Over the weekend, morning temperatures will reach minus 40 degrees Celsius in many areas. Wind chills will approach minus 50.
Slight improvement in the temperature is forecast for early next week, but certainty is low and below normal temperatures are likely to continue.
Risks are greater for young children, older adults, people with chronic illnesses, people working or exercising outdoors, and those without proper shelter. 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.