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Swanavon School, AB

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Extreme Cold Warning

Issued at 21:33 Friday 09 December 2016

A period of very cold wind chills is expected.

Once again overnight temperatures will fall into the low minus thirties. These temperatures combined with light southeast winds will cause wind chill values to reach the minus 40 range tonight. Wind chill values will abate once temperatures rise and winds weaken Saturday morning.

Remember to protect pets by limiting their exposure to the cold outdoor temperatures.

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While anyone who isn’t dressed warmly is at risk in cold weather conditions, some are at greater risk than others for frost bite and hypothermia:
- homeless people
- outdoor workers
- people living in homes that are poorly insulated (with no heat or no power)
- people with certain medical conditions such as diabetes, peripheral neuropathy and diseases affecting the blood vessels, people taking certain medications including beta-blockers
- winter sport enthusiasts
- people who consume excess alcohol
- infants and
- seniors.

Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frost bite and hypothermia.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.storm.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports to #ABStorm.



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