***UPDATE - Thursday, Feb. 24***

 

The extreme cold warning has ended for the Strathmore and Wheatland County area. 

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Original story posted Tuesday, Feb. 22. 

 

Environment Canada has issued an Extreme Cold Warning for several areas in southern Alberta including Strathmore and Wheatland County. 

The wind chill values are expected to be below -35 this morning before moderating this afternoon, but then they're expected to drop to -40 or colder on Tuesday night.

These cooler temperatures should not stick around for too long with temperatures showing improvement towards the end of the week. 

Currently, on Friday, the projected forecast shows a high of -2. 

We're being reminded to watch for cold-related symptoms which include shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and colour change in fingers and toes.

Along with the extreme cold warning, there is also a risk of frostbite warning in place.  If you're planning to head outside, it's advised that you dress warmly and in layers. 

Also included in the warning is:

  • Wheatland Co. near Hussar, Standard, Gleichen and  Carseland
  • Siksika Res. 146  
  • Rocky View Co. near Chestermere Dalroy and Dalemead 
  • Vulcan Co. near Vulcan and Ensign 
  • Co. of Newell near Bassano