Environment Canada issues extreme cold warning for Edmonton

Feb 8 2021, 8:56 am

It’s not getting any warmer out there, Edmonton.

In fact, Environment Canada issued an extreme cold warning this morning for the city of Edmonton, St. Albert, and Sherwood Park.

“Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frostbite and hypothermia,” said Environment Canada.

“Watch for cold-related symptoms: shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and colour change in fingers and toes. Cover up. Frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin, especially with wind chill.”

It’s currently -30°C in Edmonton but feels more like -39°C.

Temperatures remain steady at highs of -25°C and -26°C through the midweek, dropping as low as -32°C overnight on Wednesday.

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The Weather Network

Edmontonians can expect scattered flurries on Wednesday, bringing about 1 cm of snow, and cloudy skies for much of the week.

There will be some sunshine over the weekend, warming up to -18°C by Sunday – although unfortunately, it will still feel like -27°C.

“This prolonged cold snap is expected to last into the weekend for many areas of Alberta,” Environment Canada stated.

There will be slight improvements to the beyond-chilly temperature at times, typically during daylight hours.

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