Extreme Cold Warning

How often do you hear that?

Extreme Cold Warning

Never.  More often than not, you’ll get a “Windchill Advisory” or something that most Edmontonians would react with a “Mmm hmmm” or “I guess I’ll wear a toque”.  “Extreme Cold Warning” is rare especially with a lead line of “Multi day episode of very cold wind chills continue”. 

If you are outside watch for cold related symptoms: shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and colour change in fingers and toes.

If it’s too cold for you to stay outside, it’s too cold for your pet to stay outside.

In fact, the average high for this time of year is -7C and the average low is -16.  The weather station at Edmonton International Airport recorded -33.5 on Christmas Day and -33.8 on Boxing Day…the coldest December 25th and 26th between 1999 and 2017.  We won’t hit that today….but it’s close!

Extreme Cold Warning, serious stuff.

Here’s the link to the Weather Network’s current conditions.

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