Extreme cold warning in effect for City of Edmonton

3:43 PM MST Saturday 11 January 2020
Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

  • City of Edmonton – St. Albert – Sherwood Park

A multi-day episode of very cold wind chills continues.

Wind chill values of minus 40 or colder will continue through the coming week and into next weekend. Some brief improvement may occur during the afternoon hours.

As an Arctic airmass descends southward across Alberta this weekend, this extreme cold warning will continue to be expanded.

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.

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

Outdoor workers should take regularly scheduled breaks to warm up.

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