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Wind chills dive into minus teens for Western Canada

Leeanna McLean
Digital Reporter

Monday, November 6, 2017, 8:06 AM - Forecasters are watching British Columbia and the Prairies as dangerously cold temperatures are expected to persist, with wind chill values in the minus teens this week.

"Temperatures begin to climb by midweek, but remain subzero until the end of the weekend when they only get to 0oC," says The Weather Network meteorologist Nadine Hinds-Powell.

This, after a weekend that saw morning lows feeling like -20 for people in Alberta.

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Looking ahead, a couple of troughs swinging across the north will bring light scattered flurries to the northern Prairies through Monday, adds Hinds-Powell.

In British Columbia, an Alaska low slides south, bringing strong winds to the north and central coast Monday into Tuesday. Haida Gwaii could experience gusts up to 120 km/h.

"Extended period of winter weather continues with a couple of reinforcing shots of arctic air next week following the weekend snow – some places will struggle to get above minus 10oC early next week and overnight lows dip to minus 15oC to minus 20oC and locally colder," says The Weather Network meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham.

"No major storms expected next week, but some potential for a clipper to bring a swath of snow across the Prairies mid to late next week."

Check back for updates as we continnue monitor the forecast.

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