As of Friday February 8th 2019, at 10:27 AM CST, 9 out of the top 15 coldest places in the world are in the province of Saskatchewan, with the City of Prince Albert coming in at number one and the Town of Nipawin claiming the title of 8th coldest place in the world on this date, according to the real time, independent data collection at wx-now.com
Nipawin’s standing as of mid morning is actually down from an earlier standing, just a few hours before, of third coldest place in the world. The site lists the temperature in Nipawin as of mid morning to be -36 F (-37.8 C) with a windchill of -52F (-46.7 C) Earlier in the day, at 7:27 AM, the historical data on the site showed Nipawin as sitting at – 44 F (-42.2 C) with a -62 F (-52.2 C) windchill. (A US based site, WX-NOW displays the temperatures in Fahrenheit)
As a real time service, WX-Now’s standings are constantly changing as they update information frequently throughout the day.
Even sitting in 8th place, Nipawin beats out Yellow Knife, NWT which, as of 10:00 am, was sitting at 12th coldest, at -33 F (-36.1 C) with a -50 F (-45.6 C) windchill.
Extreme Cold Warning: Dangerous temperatures and windchills to continue through the weekend
According to Environment Canada, as of 10:35 AM CST Friday 08 February 2019; A potent Arctic ridge is bringing extreme wind chill values of -40 to -50 continue this morning across portions of southern and central Saskatchewan. Some moderation will occur today, but widespread extreme wind chills will return tonight (Friday night).
Very cold weather will prevail across most of the province through the weekend.
Extreme cold puts everyone at risk.
- Watch for cold related symptoms: shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and colour change in fingers and toes.
- 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.
- Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frost bite and hypothermia.