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Extreme cold warnings ended in Saskatchewan

Environment Canada has ended extreme cold weather warnings over much of Saskatchewan. Neil Fisher / Global News

UPDATE: All warnings mentioned in this story have now ended.

SASKATOON -Environment Canada has ended extreme cold warnings in Saskatchewan. The agency issued the warning on Saturday for most of the province.

The warnings were issued after a very cold airmass moved into Saskatchewan as a strong arctic ridge of high pressure over the Yukon Territories built southward. Temperatures hovered in the -20s Saturday with wind chills in the -30s.  The mercury plummeted to around -34 across the warning area with wind chill values of -40 to -45 throughout southern areas of the province into Sunday night.

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Extreme cold warnings are issued when cold temperatures and winds creates an elevated risk of frost bite and hypothermia. People should wear clothing appropriate for the weather, such as synthetic and wool fabrics.

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Anyone who would like to report severe weather, can call Environment Canada at 1-800-239-0484 or email photos to saskatoon@globalnews.ca.

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Extreme cold warning ENDED for:

  • Assiniboia – Gravelbourg – Coronach
  • Carlyle – Oxbow – Carnduff – Bienfait – Stoughton
  • Regina
  • Saskatoon
  • Estevan – Weyburn – Radville – Milestone
  • Fort Qu’Appelle – Indian Head – Lumsden – Pilot Butte
  • Hudson Bay – Porcupine Plain
  • Humboldt – Wynyard – Wadena – Lanigan – Foam Lake
  • Kamsack – Canora – Preeceville
  • Kindersley – Rosetown – Biggar – Wilkie – Macklin
  • Martensville – Warman – Rosthern – Delisle – Wakaw
  • Meadow Lake – Big River – Green Lake – Pierceland
  • Melfort – Tisdale – Nipawin – Carrot River
  • Moose Jaw – Pense – Central Butte – Craik
  • Moosomin – Grenfell – Kipling – Wawota
  • Outlook – Watrous – Hanley – Imperial – Dinsmore
  • Prince Albert – Shellbrook – Spiritwood – Duck Lake
  • Leader – Gull Lake
  • Swift Current – Herbert – Cabri – Kyle – Lucky Lake
  • The Battlefords – Unity – Maidstone – St. Walburg
  • Yorkton – Melville – Esterhazy

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