UPDATE: Environment Canada has lifted the extreme cold warning throughout Southern Saskatchewan, except in the city of Lloydminster.
It’s official; Evironment Canada has confirmed that we are currently living in a deep freeze.
The extreme cold warning the weather agency issued across Southern Saskatchewan Friday night has continued into Saturday.
This cold snap shows no sign of leaving, with daytime lows dipping into the –30 C range, combined with winds of 10 to 15 kilometres per hour, creating extreme windchills of –40 C or colder.
Environment Canada’s John Paul Cragg said these extreme cold warnings are expected to continue over the next week.
While Saskatchewan residents should be used to these bitterly cold temperatures in December, Cragg explained that the province hasn’t been this chilly since Dec. 2013, thanks to warmer-than-usual winters.
Environment Canada is reminding people to dress in layers of synthetic and wool fabrics, which provide better insulation. They are also advising people wear warm socks, gloves, hats and scarves, and to remember to cover your nose to protect it.
WHERE EXTREME COLD WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED:
- Carlyle – Oxbow – Carnduff – Bienfait – Stoughton
- Estevan – Weyburn – Radville – Milestone
- Fort Qu’Appelle – Indian Head – Lumsden – Pilot Butte
- Humboldt – Wynyard – Wadena – Lanigan – Foam Lake
- Kamsack – Canora – Preeceville
- Martensville – Warman – Rosthern – Delisle – Wakaw
- Meadow Lake – Big River – Green Lake – Pierceland
- Melfort – Tisdale – Nipawin – Carrot River
- Moosomin – Grenfell – Kipling – Wawota
- Prince Albert – Shellbrook – Spiritwood – Duck Lake
- The Battlefords – Unity – Maidstone – St. Walburg
- Yorkton – Melville – Esterhazy