An extreme cold warning was issued for the Red Deer area on Friday. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)

Extreme cold warning issued for Red Deer area

-40 C wind chill this morning

An extreme cold warning has been issued this morning for the Red Deer area, by Environment Canada.

Frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin, and wind chill values near -40 C are expected to moderate later this morning. Wind gusts will reach 50 km/h.

People should cover up, and if it’s too cold for humans to stay outside, it’s too cold for their pets to stay outside.

The temperature is forecast to reach -12 C later today.

Winds will gust to 40 km/h after midnight. Wind chill is forecast to reach -18 C this evening and -28 overnight, so there will be a risk of frostbite.

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