Southern Manitoba in icy grip amid extreme cold warnings
UPDATE: Extreme cold warnings in southern Manitoba ended shortly after 10 a.m. Monday.
WINNIPEG – All of southern Manitoba is under an extreme cold warning Monday morning as much of Canada shivers through another cold snap.
Extreme wind chill values in the -40 to -45 range are expected over much of the eastern half of the Prairies as a building high pressure ridge crosses the region, Environment Canada warns. Anyone venturing outside is warned to dress for the cold.
Wind chill values will rise to around -28 to -33 for southern Manitoba on Monday afternoon.
Temperatures are expected to gradually moderate Monday, the weather agency said.
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As the week progresses, weather will become mild but cloudy with a chance of seeing some light snow, Global Winnipeg weather specialist Mike Koncan said. The temperature is forecast to rise to an unseasonably warm -4 C by Thursday.
Communities affected by the extreme cold warning include:
- Brandon, Carberry, Treherne;
- Portage la Prairie, Headingley, Brunkild, Carman;
- Steinbach, St. Adolphe, Dominion City, Vita, Richer;
- Selkirk, Gimli, Stonewall, Woodlands, Eriksdale;
- Morden, Winkler, Altona, Emerson, Morris;
- Arborg, Hecla, Fisher River, Gypsumville, Ashern;
- Berens River, Little Grand Rapids, Bloodvein, Atikaki;
- Bissett, Nopiming Provincial Park, Pine Falls;
- Dauphin, Roblin, Winnipegosis;
- Dugald, Beausejour, Grand Beach;
- Grand Rapids;
- Killarney, Pilot Mound, Manitou;
- Melita, Boissevain, Turtle Mountain Provincial Park;
- Minnedosa, Neepawa, Russell, Riding Mountain National Park;
- Poplar River;
- Sprague, Northwest Angle Provincial Forest;
- Ste. Rose du Lac, McCreary, Alonsa, Gladstone;
- Swan River, Duck Mountain, Porcupine Provincial Forest;
- Virden, Souris;
- Whiteshell, Lac Du Bonnet and Pinawa.
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