Extreme Cold Warning with Wind Chills Down to the -40’s For Nipawin Area – WARNING ENDED - Notice Has Ended

(Last Updated On: February 3, 2018)

 WARNING ENDED See: Snowfall Warning for Nipawin, Carrot River, Melfort, Tisdale

Environment Canada has another extreme cold warning in effect for many of the central and northern parts of Saskatchewan including Nipawin and surrounding areas. The worst of the cold is anticipated to be Monday morning with the wind chills -40 this morning and -30 this afternoon.

Today’s forecast in Nipawin will be mainly sunny with wind up to 15 km/h and a high of -17.
Tonight is forecasted to be cloudy with wind up to 15 km/h. Low -21, a wind chill -30 and 2 to 4 cm of snow beginning near midnight.

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Extreme cold wind chills have developed for parts of central Saskatchewan this morning. The extreme cold will moderate later this morning. The coldest wind chill values will be between minus 40 and minus 45.

Alerts for: Melfort – Tisdale – Nipawin – Carrot River
5:11 AM CST Monday 29 January 2018
Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

R.M. of Arborfield including Arborfield and Zenon Park
R.M. of Barrier Valley including Archerwill and McKague
R.M. of Bjorkdale including Greenwater Lake Prov. Park
R.M. of Connaught including Ridgedale and New Osgoode
R.M. of Flett’s Springs including Beatty Ethelton and Pathlow
R.M. of Invergordon including Yellow Creek and Tarnopol
R.M. of Kinistino including Kinistino and James Smith Res.
R.M. of Lake Lenore including St. Brieux
R.M. of Moose Range including Carrot River and Tobin Lake
R.M. of Nipawin including Nipawin Aylsham and Pontrilas
R.M. of Pleasantdale including Naicam and Pleasantdale
R.M. of Star City including Melfort and Star City
R.M. of Three Lakes including Middle Lake and St Benedict
R.M. of Tisdale including Tisdale Eldersley and Sylvania
R.M. of Torch River including Choiceland and White Fox
R.M. of Willow Creek including Gronlid and Fairy Glen

  • Extreme cold puts everyone at risk.
  • Risks are greater for young children, older adults, people with chronic illnesses, people working or exercising outdoors, and those without proper shelter.
  • Watch for cold related symptoms: shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and colour change in fingers and toes.
  • Dress warmly. Dress in layers that you can remove if you get too warm. The outer layer should be wind resistant.
  • Synthetic and wool fabrics provide good insulation.
  • Keep dry to stay warmer.
  • Cover up. Frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin, especially with wind chill.
  • If it’s too cold for you to stay outside, it’s too cold for your pet to stay outside.
  • Watch for colour changes on fingers and toes, pain, numbness, a tingling sensation, or swelling. If present, move indoors and begin warming.
  • Keep moving to maintain your body heat and seek shelter from the wind.
  • 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.

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