January 16, 2019 9:06 am
Updated: January 18, 2019 8:08 am

Extreme cold warning continued in northern Saskatchewan

WATCH ABOVE: Fiona Odlum with what you need to know in your chilly Wednesday morning SkyTracker weather forecast for Saskatoon and area.


Most of northern Saskatchewan remains under an extreme cold warning Wednesday morning as an arctic air mass has settled over the northern Prairies.

Environment Canada said a prolonged period of extreme wind chills between -45 and -55 are expected.

READ MORE: Winnipeg and the prairies in for an extended period of bitter cold

Frostbite can occur in less than 10 minutes at these values.

Anyone heading outside should dress warmly and in layers and ensure the outer layer is wind resistant. Anyone working outside should take regular breaks to warm up.

Emergency supplies, such as extra blankets and jumper cables should be kept in vehicles.

Frostbite can set in within 5 minutes if you’re not wearing the proper winter wear in these conditions.

SkyTracker Weather

Environment Canada issues extreme cold warnings when there is an elevated risk to health such as frostbite or hypothermia.

READ MORE: Lack of snow poses challenges for Sask. farmers looking ahead to spring

For the latest conditions and warnings, download the SkyTracker weather app.

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