Alerts for: Yorkton - Melville - Esterhazy
3:51 AM CST Wednesday 04 March 2015
Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:
- R.M. of Calder including Calder and Wroxton
- R.M. of Cana including Melville
- R.M. of Churchbridge including Churchbridge and MacNutt
- R.M. of Fertile Belt including Esterhazy Stockholm and Bangor
- R.M. of Garry including Jedburgh
- R.M. of Grayson including Grayson Dubuc and Killaly
- R.M. of Langenburg including Langenburg Yarbo and Marchwell
- R.M. of McLeod including Lemberg and Neudorf
- R.M. of Orkney including Yorkton Springside and Ebenezer
- R.M. of Saltcoats including Saltcoats and Bredenbury
- R.M. of Spy Hill including Spy Hill Gerald and Tantallon
- R.M. of Stanley including Goodeve Fenwood and Duff
- R.M. of Wallace including Rhein Stornoway Tonkin and Rokeby
A period of very cold wind chills is expected.
An arctic high pressure ridge over southern Saskatchewan has temperatures near the -30C mark this morning. Combined with winds of 10 to 15 km/h, extreme wind chill values near -40 will continue for several more hours. Wind chill values will begin to moderate late in this morning, and the cold air will gradually shift east tonight and be replaced by a significantly milder airmass on Thursday.
Wear appropriate clothing.
- Always wear clothing appropriate for the weather. Synthetic and wool fabrics provide better insulation. Some synthetic fabrics are designed to keep perspiration away from your body which keep you dry and further reduce your risk.
- Dress in layers with a wind resistant outer layer. You can remove layers if you get too warm (before you start sweating) or add a layer if you get cold.
- Wear warm socks, gloves, a hat and scarf in cold weather. Be sure to cover your nose to protect it.
- If you get wet, change into dry clothing as soon as possible. You lose heat faster when you're wet.
Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frost bite and hypothermia.
Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please continue to monitor your local media or Weatheradio for further updates. If you would like to report severe weather, you can call 1-800-239-0484 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet reports to #SKStorm.
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