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Southern Manitoba in icy grip amid extreme cold warnings

Extreme cold, as seen north of Niverville. Submitted by Madison Laurie / Global News

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.

While Manitoba is dealing with extreme cold early Monday, temperatures are expected to warm during the week. Global News

Wind chill values will rise to around -28 to -33 for southern Manitoba on Monday afternoon.

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Temperatures are expected to gradually moderate Monday, the weather agency said.

RELATED: Weather forecasts on GlobalNews.ca

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:

  • Winnipeg;
  • 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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