An extreme cold warning is in effect for Red Deer and central Alberta.
Environment Canada issued the warning Saturday morning, as extremely cold wind chill values between -40 C and -50 C will persist into next week.
“There will be some moderation at times, typically during daylight hour,” an Environment Canada statement said.
People are being warned to watch for cold related symptoms, such as shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and a colour change in fingers and toes.
“If it’s too cold for you to stay outside, it’s too cold for your pet to stay outside,” said Environment Canada.
“Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frost bite and hypothermia.”