January 30, 2019 6:55 pm
Updated: January 30, 2019 7:01 pm

Extreme cold warning continues along eastern Saskatchewan

WATCH ABOVE: A bitterly cold arctic air mass has moved into southern Saskatchewan. Global’s Nicole Stillger has more in her morning forecast for Saskatoon.


An extreme cold warning will remain in place for one more night for most of eastern Saskatchewan from the north to just before the southern border.

Environment Canada said very cold wind chills or colder will redevelop Wednesday night in areas near the Manitoba border.

READ MORE: Canadian prairies colder than North Pole, almost as cold as Mars

A low pressure system moving in from Alberta will bring warmer temperatures to the province on Thursday.

In the northeast, wind chill values will range between -45 to -50.

At extreme wind chill values of -40 frostbite on exposed skin may occur in less than 10 minutes. At values below -50 frostbite may occur in less than 5 minutes.

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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.

WATCH BELOW: With an extreme cold warning in effect for Saskatoon, gas and energy consumption across the province is on the rise. Cami Kepke reports.

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

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

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