Extreme cold warning returns to Central Alberta

The cold warning broke Thursday afternoon, only to return early Friday morning.

After what could be seen as a balmy winter day, most of Alberta is once again bracing for a deep freeze.

Environment Canada lifted the multi-day extreme cold warning for Central Alberta Thursday afternoon, however it was replaced with another one early Friday morning.

According to Environment Canada, the extreme cold warning, which was put into place around 4:30 a.m. on Feb. 8, will be another multi-day event before temperatures are expected to heat up once again for the beginning of next week.

“Most of Alberta will see continued extreme cold return this afternoon and overnight into Saturday morning,” a press release from Environment Canada states.

It is expected the area will once again see wind chill values anywhere between -40C and -45C.

“In Northern and Central Alberta, the extreme cold should last for most regions until Monday.”

Environment Canada warns residents in effected areas to watch for “cold related symptoms.” This could include shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and colour change in fingers and toes.

Throughout the last week school bus services have been cancelled in many areas due to the cold, and school-aged children have been kept inside for indoor-recesses to keep them out of the blistering cold.

Environment Canada also warns residents to be mindful of their pets during extreme cold events.

“If it’s too cold for you to stay outside, it’s too cold for your pet to stay outside.”

The day-time high expected over the weekend is around -25C, without wind chill.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Red Deer up to 4 active COVID-19 cases

Province announced 77 new confirmed cases across Alberta Friday

Sylvan Lake RCMP continue search for missing man

43-year-old Steven Hull’s last known whereabouts were in the Sylvan Lake area on May 28

Sylvan Lake high school ranked 51st in Alberta high school rankings

Ecole HJ Cody School was ranked 51st out of 253 by the Fraser Institute for 2019

Sylvan Lake Food Bank fundraiser looking for participants

Brenda Lee Cherry is looking for participants to raise money for the local food bank

PODCAST: COVID-19 and the US Election

The Expert welcomes Burman University Political Scientist Marc Froese

Traffic delayed: Vehicle rollover on Highway 2 near Ponoka sends four people to hospital

Traffic has been reduced to one lane and is expected to be delayed for several hours

PODCAST: COVID-19 and the US Election

The Expert welcomes Burman University Political Scientist Marc Froese

After lobbying, Catholic Church won $1.4B in virus aid

Faith-based organizations aren’t usually eligible for money

Supreme Court to rule on constitutionality of genetic discrimination law

Canadian Coalition for Genetic Fairness challenges ruling

Racist slurs during Conservative leadership debate not surprising: Lewis

Racist slurs during Conservative leadership debate not surprising: Lewis

‘These kind of issues are out here’: New doc examines police violence in Calgary

‘These kind of issues are out here’: New doc examines police violence in Calgary

Most Read