You will want to bundle up if you’re heading outside today.
Environment Canada has issued an extreme cold warning for northern Alberta, including the Wood Buffalo region.
Warnings are in effect for the following communities:
- Lac La Biche Co. near Crow Lake Prov. Park
- Lac La Biche Co. near Wiau Winefred and Grist Lakes
- R.M. of Wood Buffalo near Fort MacKay and Wallace Creek
- R.M. of Wood Buffalo near Fort McMurray and Anzac
- R.M. of Wood Buffalo near Gipsy Lake and Whitemud Falls
- R.M. of Wood Buffalo near Grand Rapids Wildland Prov. Park
- R.M. of Wood Buffalo near Janvier South and Conklin
- R.M. of Wood Buffalo near Mariana Lake
- R.M. of Wood Buffalo near Stony Mtn Prov. Park and Engstrom Lake
Environment Canada says temperatures will hover between minus 40 and minus 45 with the wind chill this morning.
Temperatures are expected to rise throughout the day, however, extreme cold may return tonight into Friday morning as temperatures plummet once again.
The weather agency notes extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frost bite and hypothermia.
kids and seniors, homeless people, outdoor workers and people living in homes that are poorly insulated are more susceptible to hypothermia or frostbite.
If you have to be outside today, wear appropriate clothing.