The deep freeze continues across Saskatchewan Monday morning, with the entire province still under an Extreme Cold Warning.
Temperatures approaching -40 C and wind chills more than – 50 C in other areas mean frostbite is possible in just minutes.
Daytime highs for Regina and Moose Jaw won’t be warmer than the mid -20’s all week, with gusty winds also adding to the extreme cold.
In fact if the current forecast for the Queen City holds, the warmest temperature we’ll see will be -16 C on Valentines Day, which is still almost ten degrees below normal for this time of year.
Environment Canada says extreme cold puts everyone, including your pets at risk.
Those who may be at an elevated risk include; young children, older adults, people with chronic illnesses, people working or exercising outdoors, and those without proper shelter.
People are being reminded to dress warmly and dress in layers that you can remove if you get too warm.
The outer layer should be wind resistant.
The normal daytime high for Regina this time of year is about -8 C, and the normal overnight low -20 C.
School closures and bus cancellations:
- All transportation for Regina Public and Catholic Schools is cancelled, schools remain open.
- Buses for Prairie Valley in the Regina, Indian Head and Broadview areas are cancelled, read more details here >> http://www. http://pvsd.ca/programsservices/transportation/pages/default.aspx#/=
- Standing Buffalo School is closed, buses are also not running.