'Cover up': Manitoba's north stuck under extreme cold warning

'Cover up': Manitoba's north stuck under extreme cold warning

Most of the north remains under an extreme cold warning for the second day in a row as harsh conditions and wicked wind chill are expected to make it feel like –50 or colder in some places.

Northern manitoba extreme cold warning

Northern Manitoba was placed under an extreme cold weather warning Sunday. (Environment Canada)

Environment Canada says a polar vortex whipping around Hudson Bay is dragging cold winds inland and producing dangerous conditions on Sunday.

York Factory, Shamattawa, Gillam, Churchill, Thompson, Tadoule Lake, Brochet, Lynn Lake and surrounding areas could see wind chill in the range of –45 to –55.

Churchill in particular could get wind chill closer to –60 on Sunday and similar conditions Monday.

“Cover up,” Environment Canada says, adding that exposed skin can develop frostbite in a matter of minutes under the current conditions.

More information about forecasts and weather warnings is available on the weather agency’s website.

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Published at Sun, 18 Feb 2018 10:09:14 -0500