It’s going to be a chilly night in Red Deer and central Alberta.
Environment Canada issued an extreme cold warning for the region Monday, with wind chill values near -40 C expected.
“A few areas may see wind chill values approach -50 C,” Environment Canada said in the weather statement issued at 3:47 p.m.
“Wind chill values will begin to moderate slightly Wednesday afternoon. Eastern and northern parts of the province will likely see wind chill values near minus -40 C again Wednesday night.”
Extreme cold puts everyone at risk, 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.
“Dress warmly. Dress in layers that you can remove if you get too warm. The outer layer should be wind resistant. If it’s too cold for you to stay outside, it’s too cold for your pet to stay outside.”
Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frost bite and hypothermia.