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Extreme cold warning issued for western Saskatchewan, eastern Alberta

You may want to hide indoors this weekend.

According to Enviroment Canada, a period of very cold chills is expected in western Saskatchewan for the next several days.

The agency said that a ridge of high pressure will be producing clear skies and very cold temperatures across the Prairies. 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.

The agency also said that while some moderate temperatures are expected on Saturday during the day, extreme wind chills will likely develop once again on Saturday night.

The agency also offered the following tips;

– 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.

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– 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.

The following areas are covered by the alert.

  • R.M. of Battle River including Sweet Grass Res. and Delmas
  • R.M. of Britannia including Hillmond
  • R.M. of Buffalo including Wilkie and Phippen
  • R.M. of Cut Knife including Cut Knife
  • R.M. of Douglas including Speers Richard and Alticane
  • R.M. of Eldon including Maidstone and Waseca
  • R.M. of Frenchman Butte including St. Walburg
  • R.M. of Glenside north of Biggar
  • R.M. of Hillsdale including Neilburg and Baldwinton
  • R.M. of Manitou Lake including Marsden
  • R.M. of Mayfield including Maymont Denholm and Fielding
  • R.M. of Medstead including Medstead Belbutte and Birch Lake
  • R.M. of Meota including Meota and The Battlefords Prov. Park
  • R.M. of Mervin including Turtleford Mervin and Spruce Lake
  • R.M. of North Battleford northwest of The Battlefords
  • R.M. of Parkdale including Glaslyn and Fairholme
  • R.M. of Paynton including Paynton
  • R.M. of Round Hill including Rabbit Lake and Whitkow
  • R.M. of Round Valley including Unity
  • R.M. of Senlac including Senlac
  • R.M. of Turtle River including Edam and Vawn
  • R.M. of Wilton including Lashburn Marshall and Lone Rock
  • The Battlefords

The advisory also extends to eastern Alberta. The following areas are covered.

  • Beaver Co. near Viking and Kinsella
  • City of Lloydminster Alb.
  • Co. of Minburn near Innisfree Lavoy and Ranfurly
  • Co. of Minburn near Minburn and Mannville
  • Co. of Two Hills near Myrnam and Derwent
  • Co. of Two Hills near Two Hills and Brosseau
  • Co. of Vermilion River near Dewberry and Clandonald
  • Co. of Vermilion River near Islay and McNabb Sanctuary
  • Co. of Vermilion River near Kitscoty and Marwayne
  • Co. of Vermilion River near Paradise Valley
  • Co. of Vermilion River near Tulliby Lake
  • Co. of Vermilion River near Vermilion
  • Flagstaff Co. near Alliance and Bellshill Lake
  • Flagstaff Co. near Killam and Sedgewick
  • Flagstaff Co. near Lougheed and Hardisty
  • M.D. of Provost near Czar Metiskow and Cadogan
  • M.D. of Provost near Hughenden Amisk and Kessler
  • M.D. of Provost near Provost and Hayter
  • M.D. of Wainwright near Chauvin Dillberry Lake and Roros
  • M.D. of Wainwright near Edgerton and Koroluk Landslide
  • M.D. of Wainwright near Irma
  • M.D. of Wainwright near Wainwright
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