Alerts in Effect
Extreme Cold WarningIssued at 3:29 p.m. CST Tuesday 3 March 2015
A period of very cold wind chills is expected. An arctic high pressure ridge building into the eastern prairies will cause temperatures to dip to near minus 30 tonight over western Manitoba. This combined with northwest winds near 15 km/h will result in extreme wind chills of -40 or colder developing after midnight. Conditions will moderate by late morning and then will not be quite as cold Wednesday night as the coldest air moves off to the east.Details
Wear appropriate clothing. - Always wear clothing appropriate for the weather. Synthetic and wool fabrics provide better insulation. Some synthetic fabrics are designed to keep perspiration away from your body which keep you dry and further reduce your risk. - Dress in layers with a wind resistant outer layer. You can remove layers if you get too warm (before you start sweating) or add a layer if you get cold. - Wear warm socks, gloves, a hat and scarf in cold weather. Be sure to cover your nose to protect it. - If you get wet, change into dry clothing as soon as possible. You lose heat faster when you're wet. Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frost bite and hypothermia. Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please continue to monitor your local media or Weatheradio for further updates. If you would like to report severe weather, you can call 1-800-239-0484 or send an email to email@example.com or tweet reports to #MBStorm.