Alerts for: Yorkton - Melville - Esterhazy

Warnings

7:56 PM CST Friday 09 December 2016
Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

  • R.M. of Calder including Calder and Wroxton
  • R.M. of Cana including Melville
  • R.M. of Churchbridge including Churchbridge and MacNutt
  • R.M. of Fertile Belt including Esterhazy Stockholm and Bangor
  • R.M. of Garry including Jedburgh
  • R.M. of Grayson including Grayson Dubuc and Killaly
  • R.M. of Langenburg including Langenburg Yarbo and Marchwell
  • R.M. of McLeod including Lemberg and Neudorf
  • R.M. of Orkney including Yorkton Springside and Ebenezer
  • R.M. of Saltcoats including Saltcoats and Bredenbury
  • R.M. of Spy Hill including Spy Hill Gerald and Tantallon
  • R.M. of Stanley including Goodeve Fenwood and Duff
  • R.M. of Wallace including Rhein Stornoway Tonkin and Rokeby

A period of very cold wind chills is expected.

A ridge of high pressure will produce clear skies and very cold temperatures across the Prairies during the next several days. Overnight temperatures are forecast to drop to -30 or colder, which combined with winds of 10 to 15 km/h will produce extreme wind chills of -40 or colder. While some moderation will take place during the day on Saturday, extreme wind chills will likely develop once again on Saturday night.

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 #SKStorm.

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