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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Weather Update

Warnings

3:35 PM CST Wednesday 11 January 2017
Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

  • City of Winnipeg

A prolonged period of very cold wind chills is expected.

A fast moving cold front is expected to produce light snow and blowing snow as it sweeps across southern Saskatchewan tonight and southern Manitoba overnight and Thursday. Behind the cold front, more extreme wind chills in the -40 to -45 range are expected as temperatures drop. Extreme wind chills will redevelop overnight in Saskatchewan and throughout the day on Thursday in Manitoba as the cold air deepens. Conditions will begin to moderate over western Saskatchewan Thursday night.

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.

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 #MBStorm.

 

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