Alerts for: Leduc - Camrose - Wetaskiwin - Tofield

Warnings

9:33 PM MST Friday 09 December 2016
Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

  • Beaver Co. near Holden and Ryley
  • Beaver Co. near Tofield
  • Camrose Co. near Bawlf and Rosalind
  • Camrose Co. near Camrose and Bittern Lake
  • Camrose Co. near Hay Lakes and Miquelon Lake Prov. Park
  • Camrose Co. near New Norway Edberg and Ferintosh
  • Co. of Wetaskiwin near Wetaskiwin Millet and Hwy 2
  • Flagstaff Co. near Daysland Heisler and Strome
  • Leduc Co. near Leduc Beaumont and Kavanagh
  • Leduc Co. near New Sarepta and Rolly View
  • Strathcona Co. near Ardrossan and Cooking Lake

A period of very cold wind chills is expected.

Once again overnight temperatures will fall into the low minus thirties. These temperatures combined with light southeast winds will cause wind chill values to reach the minus 40 range tonight. Wind chill values will abate once temperatures rise and winds weaken Saturday morning.

Remember to protect pets by limiting their exposure to the cold outdoor temperatures.

While anyone who isn't dressed warmly is at risk in cold weather conditions, some are at greater risk than others for frost bite and hypothermia:
- homeless people
- outdoor workers
- people living in homes that are poorly insulated (with no heat or no power)
- people with certain medical conditions such as diabetes, peripheral neuropathy and diseases affecting the blood vessels, people taking certain medications including beta-blockers
- winter sport enthusiasts
- people who consume excess alcohol
- infants and
- seniors.

Wear appropriate clothing.
- Always wear clothing appropriate for the weather. Synthetic and wool fabrics provide better insulation. Some synthetic fabrics are designed to keep perspiration away from your body which keep you dry and further reduce your risk.
- Dress in layers with a wind resistant outer layer. You can remove layers if you get too warm (before you start sweating) or add a layer if you get cold.
- Wear warm socks, gloves, a hat and scarf in cold weather. Be sure to cover your nose to protect it.
- If you get wet, change into dry clothing as soon as possible. You lose heat faster when you're wet.

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 to #ABStorm.

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