Ontario: Lake-effect snow, temperature plunge into the midweek
Greig Beach, SK
Alerts in Effect
Extreme Cold WarningIssued at 22:16 Tuesday 18 February 2020
A period of very cold wind chills is expected.
An Arctic high exiting the Prairies will bring another cold night to the region with extreme wind chill values.
Temperatures will dip to -30C or colder tonight across central Saskatchewan and portions of western and southwestern Manitoba. These cold temperatures will combine with winds of 10 to 20 km/h to produce wind chills of -40 to -45.
These extreme wind chills will moderate on Wednesday morning. Much warmer weather will spread across the Prairies through the second half of the week.
Extreme cold puts everyone at risk.
Risks are greater for young children, older adults, people with chronic illnesses, people working or exercising outdoors, and those without proper shelter.
Watch for cold related symptoms: shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and colour change in fingers and toes.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to SKstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #SKStorm.