Extreme weather shelters have been opened in Abbotsford, and shelters in Chilliwack are also responding to the incoming cold weather. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)

Extreme cold warning in effect for Red Deer, central Alberta

An extreme cold warning has been issued for Red Deer and central Alberta.

Environment Canada issued the warning, as the forecast showed cold wind chill values nearing -40 C on Thursday night.

Wind chill values will moderate during the daylight hours on Friday, but extremely cold conditions may return Friday night in a few regions, Environment Canada warns.

“Extreme cold puts everyone at risk,” said the Environment Canada weather statement.

“Risks are greater for young children, older adults, people with chronic illnesses, people working or exercising outdoors, and those without proper shelter.”

Environment Canada is advising central Albertans to watch for cold related symptoms, such as 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