Cold air in no hurry to leave

By Brian Konrad
February 5, 2019 - 6:54am

MEDICINE HAT, AB. — Environment Canada has issued cold weather alerts for almost all of Alberta.
 
The only exceptions are here in the extreme southern part of the province.
 
The coldest wind chill values will be between minus 40 and minus 45.

Cold arctic air remains entrenched across much of Alberta. Wind chills between -40 and -50 will continue this morning before moderating this afternoon and then returning overnight into Wednesday. The cold arctic air is expected to remain through till Thursday.

Watch for cold related symptoms: shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and colour change in fingers and toes.

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.

Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frost bite and hypothermia.

The Alberta Motor Association website says people needing a boost in the Medicine Hat area this morning will have to wait at least an hour and fifteen minutes for service.

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