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Alerts for: Grand Rapids - Waterhen

Warnings

3:06 PM CST Monday 25 January 2021
Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

  • Grand Rapids and Easterville
  • Waterhen Meadow Portage and Skownan

A period of very cold wind chills is expected.

Extreme cold will occur over much of southern Saskatchewan and southern Manitoba tonight.

Wind chills of minus 40 or colder will be felt over the southern Prairies tonight and Tuesday morning.

An Arctic ridge of high pressure continues to give frigid temperatures to portions of central Saskatchewan and the southern half of Manitoba. Temperatures in the minus thirties along with winds of 10 to 15 km/h will produce extreme cold windchills of minus 40 or colder tonight and Tuesday morning. Some moderation will occur on Tuesday afternoon, but some regions may experience extreme cold again Tuesday night.

Extreme cold puts everyone at risk.

Risks are greater for young children, older adults, people with chronic illnesses, people working or exercising outdoors, and those without proper shelter.

Cover up. Frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin, especially with wind chill.

If it's too cold for you to stay outside, it's too cold for your pet to stay outside.

For more information on cold and your health, visit Manitoba Health at https://www.gov.mb.ca/health/publichealth/environmentalhealth/cold.html or call Health Links - Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or toll-free at 1-888-315-9257.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to MBstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #MBStorm.

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