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Extreme cold warning issued

Environment Canada has issued an extreme cold warning for Lloydminster, Wainwright, Vermilion, Provost and surrounding communities.

Cold wind chill values near minus 40 are expected tonight. A few areas may see wind chill values approach minus 50.

Wind chill values will begin to moderate slightly Wednesday afternoon. Eastern and northern parts of Alberta will likely see wind chill values near minus 40 again Wednesday night.

Extreme cold puts everyone at risk.

Watch for cold related symptoms: shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and colour change in fingers and toes.

Dress warmly. Dress in layers that you can remove if you get too warm. The outer layer should be wind resistant.

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

Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill create an elevated risk to health such as frost bite and hypothermia.

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