Severe weather alerts: A frigid arctic airmass has returned to northern Manitoba

11 January 2018 Author :  

Thompson: Environment Canada has issued extreme cold weather warning for Thompson and some part of northern Manitoba beginning from Wednesday evening.

A frigid arctic airmass has returned to northern Manitoba. Temperatures will persist in the minus thirties tonight through Thursday. Extreme wind chills of minus 45 to minus 53 should be expected during this time.

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.

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

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

Cover up. Frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin, especially with wind chill.

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



Source: Environmental Canada

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