Alerts for: City of Saskatoon

Warnings

3:24 PM CST Tuesday 03 March 2015
Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

  • City of Saskatoon

A period of very cold wind chills is expected.

An arctic high pressure ridge building in over Saskatchewan will bring one more night of very cold temperatures near minus 30. This combined with winds of 10 to 15 km/h will result in extreme wind chill values of -40 or colder overnight and into Wednesday morning. The cold air will start moving off to the east Wednesday night and be replaced by a milder airmass on Thursday.

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.

Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please continue to monitor your local media or Weatheradio for further updates. If you would like to report severe weather, you can call 1-800-239-0484 or send an email to storm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #SKStorm.

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