Prairies face extreme windchills
Saturday, January 4, 2014, 12:11 PM -
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After a snowy Friday across the Prairies, the region is hunkering down to frigid temperatures feeling as low as minus 50.
The region was covered in windchill warnings this morning from just west of Edmonton all the way through to northwestern Ontario, including Regina, Saskatoon and Winnipeg.
Environment Canada was warning people in Manitoba to prepare for wind chills making it feel like minus 45 at its worst starting on Sunday morning, lasting likely well into Monday afternoon.
In Saskatchewan, it could get down to feeling like minus 50, while actual daytime highs may not even crack the -30C mark in more northern communities.
Friday was already a very windy day across the region, gusting more than 60 km/h in many Prairie communities.
And with those winds came the snow, falling heaviest in the Alberta foothills but blanketing many other communities in lesser amounts.
Here's how it looked in Regina, Saskatchewan, to viewer Jared Mysko, who sent in a mini-report to on-air presenters Natalie Thomas and Chris St. Clair:
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