Environment Canada has issued an extreme warning for several communities in the southwest area.
Extreme wind chill values in the -40 to -45 range are expected to return tonight and continue into Thusday as a bitterly cold Arctic airmass lingers over the region.
Temperatures are expected to return to near seasonal values this weekend.
Areas affected by the extreme cold warning are as follows:
- R.M. of Canaan including Lucky Lake
- R.M. of Coulee including Neidpath and McMahon
- R.M. of Excelsior including Waldeck Rush Lake and Main Centre
- R.M. of Glen Bain including Glen Bain
- R.M. of Lac Pelletier including Blumenhof
- R.M. of Lacadena including Kyle Tyner and Sanctuary
- R.M. of Lawtonia including Hodgeville
- R.M. of Morse including Herbert Morse Ernfold and Gouldtown
- R.M. of Riverside including Cabri Pennant and Success
- R.M. of Saskatchewan Landing including Stewart Valley
- R.M. of Swift Current including Swift Current and Wymark
- R.M. of Victory including Beechy
- R.M. of Webb including Webb and Antelope lake
- R.M. of Whiska Creek including Vanguard Neville and Pambrun
Extreme cold puts everyone at risk.
Risks increase for young children, older adults, people with chronic illnesses, people working or exercising outdoors, and those without proper shelter.
Watch for cold related symptoms, such as, shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and colour change in fingers and toes.
Make sure to cover up, frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin, especially with wind chill.
If it's too cold for you to stay outside, it's too cold for your pet to stay outside.