An extreme cold warning remains in effective for central Alberta, and rural school buses will not operate Thursday.
Environment Canada says in Red Deer the wind chill will dip to -41 C in the morning, rising to -34 C in the afternoon. The forecasted high is -26 C.
Snow will end in the morning, then remain cloudy with a 30 per cent chance of flurries.
Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures, or wind chill, creates an elevated risk to health such as frost bite and hypothermia.
People should watch for cold-related symptoms that include shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and colour change in fingers and toes. Frost bite can occur in minutes.
If it’s too cold for humans to stay outside, it’s too cold for pets to be outside.
School bus cancellations include all Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools operating in Red Deer County for its schools in Blackfalds, Sylvan Lake, Olds, Innisfail and Rocky Mountain House. However, those schools will remain open on Thursday.
All buses for Wolf Creek Public Schools are cancelled and schools remain closed to all students.
Buses will not run for Chinook’s Edge School Division, but schools are open and classes are being held.
Wild Rose School Division buses will not run, but schools are open.
Buses for Clearview Public Schools are not running, but schools are expected to be open. If schools are not operating, the superintendent or an official will make an announcement.