Much of Manitoba under wind chill warning

Guess someone doesn't quite see the beauty of winter. A snowbank on Archibald Street in Winnipeg. Kurt Brownridge/Global News

WINNIPEG – Much of the province woke up Saturday morning to temperatures in the -30s, but it felt more like -45 and colder with the wind chill.

Environment Canada said the dangerous wind chills will continue this morning before warming up in the afternoon.

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Much of Manitoba will see frigid temperatures again Saturday night and into Sunday morning with the wind chill dropping back down to -40 and colder.

“Arctic high pressure continues to build across the western prairies this morning bringing a surge of bitterly cold Arctic air across all of the
Prairies,” said Environment Canada in a statement on its website.

In these extreme wind chill values, frostbite can happen in less than five minutes.

These temperatures are expected to continue into next week before warming to by mid to late week.


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