Extreme Cold Warning in Effect… Again - Notice Has Ended

(Last Updated On: December 31, 2017)

As of 4:27 am on Boxing Day, Environment Canada has reissued the extreme cold warning, this time for the entire province of Saskatchewan.

A frigid Arctic air mass entrenched over the province will continue to give overnight lows into the minus thirties and daytime highs in the minus twenties this week. With these unseasonably cold temperatures and a moderate westerly wind, wind chills of minus 35 to minus 45 have been occurring.

Forecast for Nipawin today is mainly sunny, with wind west 30 km/h becoming light this morning. The high is anticipated at -28 with an extreme wind chill of -47. Overnight expect a few clouds, with winds up to 15 km/h. Low -38 and extreme wind chill of -45. On Wednesday, December 27th, increasing cloudiness in the morning with wind up to 15 km/h. High -26 and extreme wind chill -45. Overnight Wednesday forecasted at a low of -31.

Wind chill values this morning range from -40 to -45 throughout Saskatchewan. Temperatures will moderate slightly during the day and extreme wind chills will return tonight. Below normal temperatures will persist for the rest of the calendar year in southern Saskatchewan. There will likely be periods of extreme wind chills through rest of the week as well.

  • Dress warmly. – Dress in layers that you can remove if you get too warm. The outer layer should be wind resistant.
  • Cover up. – Frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin, especially with wind chill.
  • Keep emergency supplies in your vehicle such as extra blankets and jumper cables.
  • 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 using #SKStorm.

Environment Canada 4:27 AM CST Tuesday 26 December 2017

Post Author: Joanne Francis