Environment Canada’s extreme cold warning was still in effect on Wednesday. (File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Extreme cold warning in effect for Red Deer

Wind chill values near -40 C expected Monday night

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.



Send your news tips

Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter

Be Among The First To Know

Sign up for a free account today, and receive top headlines in your inbox Monday to Saturday.

Sign Up with google Sign Up with facebook

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Reset your password

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

A link has been emailed to you - check your inbox.



Don't have an account? Click here to sign up