Alerts for: Melfort - Tisdale - Nipawin - Carrot River

Warnings

3:27 PM CST Friday 09 December 2016
Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

  • R.M. of Arborfield including Arborfield and Zenon Park
  • R.M. of Barrier Valley including Archerwill and McKague
  • R.M. of Bjorkdale including Greenwater Lake Prov. Park
  • R.M. of Connaught including Ridgedale and New Osgoode
  • R.M. of Flett's Springs including Beatty Ethelton and Pathlow
  • R.M. of Invergordon including Yellow Creek and Tarnopol
  • R.M. of Kinistino including Kinistino and James Smith Res.
  • R.M. of Lake Lenore including St. Brieux
  • R.M. of Moose Range including Carrot River and Tobin Lake
  • R.M. of Nipawin including Nipawin Aylsham and Pontrilas
  • R.M. of Pleasantdale including Naicam and Pleasantdale
  • R.M. of Star City including Melfort and Star City
  • R.M. of Three Lakes including Middle Lake and St Benedict
  • R.M. of Tisdale including Tisdale Eldersley and Sylvania
  • R.M. of Torch River including Choiceland and White Fox
  • R.M. of Willow Creek including Gronlid and Fairy Glen

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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