Extreme cold warnings in effect for Saskatchewan

Extreme cold warnings in effect for Saskatchewan

Environment Canada implemented extreme cold warnings for Saskatchewan on Sunday as an episode of “very cold wind chills” descends on the prairies.

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Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) issued extreme cold warnings for northern Saskatchewan on Dec. 18, 2022.

At around 10 a.m. on Sunday morning, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) issued extreme cold warnings for the most northerly regions of Saskatchewan.

The area affected spans from the Alberta to the Manitoba border and stretches as far south as Wollaston Lake.

“Temperatures will remain below normal through next week with wind chills around minus 45 [degrees],” ECCC explained in its warning for the Uranium City area.

Extreme wind chills will return Sunday night.

ECCC warned Saskatchewan of the increased risk of frost bite and hypothermia during stretches of extreme cold in its alert.

People in the area are advised to be wary of letting pets outside for extended periods of time.

“If it’s too cold for you to stay outside, it’s too cold for your pet to stay outside,” the federal agency said in its release.

Residents can monitor the latest forecasts and alerts by visiting Environment Canada’s website.

To report severe weather, residents are encouraged to send an email to SKstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #SKStorm.

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