It's ridiculously cold in parts of Canada right now
The bitter cold has come early to parts of Canada this year, and it's not even officially Winter yet.
Regions in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and northern Ontario are experiencing arctic temperatures and extreme colds warnings, that could last into the week according to Environment Canada.
According to the Weather Network, the prairies are experiencing the coldest air of the season right now, and it's all due to cold air masses streaming across the pole from Siberia.
Daytime highs won't break past -20 over the next couple days, even for major cities like Regina and Winnipeg.
In Manitoba, a whopping 14 extreme cold weather warnings have been issued by Environment Canada in the region. Temperatures are plunging into the minus thirties, and wind gust continue to make things worse in northern parts of the province.
It's a frosty one out there, today; the NE (Fort Chipewyan, Fort McMurray) are coping with Extreme Cold warnings (wind chill values potentially to -50° tonight!) and snowfall warnings through Peace River and High level; 10-20 cm are expected in a narrow band. #abstorm pic.twitter.com/7jylQ8SnfX— Kevin Stanfield (@CTVStanfield) December 10, 2019
In eastern regions of Saskatchewan, temperatures near -30, along with westerly winds of 10 to 20 kilometres per hour, are creating wind chills that are reaching -40, according to Environment Canada. As of Tuesday morning, eleven extreme cold warnings had been issues for parts of the province.
It’s getting cold in #yxe and the Saskatoon Cold Weather Strategy has been activated. Please share and let’s work together to keep everyone safe from the cold. #extremecold #staysafe pic.twitter.com/Xn8TjLYPMC— Saskatoon Emergency Management (@SaskatoonEMO) December 9, 2019
In northern Ontario, Environment Canada has issued extreme cold warnings for ten areas of the province, with some temperatures as low as -45.
#onweather— ON Weather Watch (@ONWeatherWatch) December 10, 2019
EXTREME COLD WARNING ISSUED FOR:
Eastern Lac Seul
Western Lac Seul
Woodland Caribou Park
Cold wind chills near minus 40 are e… https://t.co/2i1x2Mmz0B pic.twitter.com/4YgL9k6h5z
Environment Canada only issues extreme cold warnings when temperatures pose a risk of frostbite or hypothermia.
The agency warns people in the cold front affected regions to cover up if headed outside, and to be aware of cold related health symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and colour changes in fingers and toes.
It's also a good idea to keep emergency supplies, such as extra blankets and jumper cables, in your vehicle when temperatures are this cold.
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