Environment Canada issues extreme cold warning for Edmonton and area
Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:
- City of Edmonton – St. Albert – Sherwood Park
Edmonton could set a new record low next week, as temperatures are forecasted to hit -33°C Tuesday (the wind chill will make it feel like -42°C). The record is from 2005 of -28.3°C.
A multi-day episode of very cold wind chills continues.
Wind chill values of minus 40 or colder will continue through the coming week and into next weekend. Some brief improvement may occur during the afternoon hours.
As an Arctic airmass descends southward across Alberta this weekend, this extreme cold warning will continue to be expanded.
Extreme cold puts everyone at risk.
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.
Outdoor workers should take regularly scheduled breaks to warm up.
Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frostbite and hypothermia.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ABstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ABStorm.
-Photo Noel Newbauer
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