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Southern Alberta under an extreme cold warning, wind chill hitting -40°C

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DH Calgary Staff Feb 09, 2018 11:03 am 1,249

Can’t it just be summer already?

Seriously… we’ve just made it through a week of snow storms, and now Mother Nature decides to hit southern Alberta with wind chills as low as -40°C.

That’s just the price we’ve all got to pay to be Canadians, it seems… well, except for Vancouverites.

Environment Canada has issued an extreme cold warning for most of southern Alberta, though Calgary is currently just out of the danger zone. The warning was posted just before 11 am Friday, and will be active until 3 pm.

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Area of Alberta under the extreme cold warning (Environment Canada)

“Wind chill values will moderate as daytime temperatures rise,” the warning states.

As always, Albertans are urged to be on the look out for cold related symptoms in themselves, but especially in young children, seniors, people with chronic illnesses, those without proper shelter, and people working outdoors.

These symptoms include a shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, and numbness and colour change in fingers and toes.

Cover up, keep yourselves moving, and keep an eye out for anyone that may be in danger of hypothermia.

Let’s hope a chinook is on the horizon, shall we?

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