-50 Wind Chills For Saturday Morning, Slow Temperature Climb Will Begin Sunday - Notice Has Ended

(Last Updated On: December 31, 2017)

Sunday 31st December 2017 – Extreme Cold Warning ENDED

Nipawin Forecast For Saturday December 30th, 2017: Clear early this morning then a mix of sun and cloud with 30% chance of flurries this afternoon. Wind up to 15 km/h. High -27. Extreme wind chill -46.
Tonight: Partly cloudy with 30% chance of flurries. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low -34. Extreme wind chill -46.

Wind chill values ranging from -40 to -50 are occurring across southern Saskatchewan this morning as a frigid Arctic high pressure system sent overnight lows plummeting into the mid -30s. The extreme cold will moderate ever so slightly today with wind chill values dropping below -40 again tonight in many communities.

The bitter cold will begin to ease on Sunday with temperatures beginning a long climb back towards seasonal values next week.

  • 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.
  • If it’s too cold for you to stay outside, it’s too cold for your pet to stay outside.
  • Outdoor workers should take regularly scheduled breaks to warm up.

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

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