Southwest Manitoba under extreme cold warning Saturday morning

Southwest Manitoba under extreme cold warning Saturday morning

People in southwestern Manitoba woke up to extremely cold temperatures Saturday morning.

Environment Canada issued extreme cold warnings for the southwest corner of the province, including areas around Brandon, the Parkland region, and areas east of Lake Manitoba and Lake Winnipegosis, into the Duck Mountain region.

Extreme cold Manitoba Jan 13

Extreme cold warning were issued for much of southwestern Manitoba on Saturday. (Environment Canada)

It’s part of a larger arctic high-pressure ridge stretching across southeastern and central Saskatchewan.

Wind chill values could reach as low as –40 or colder.

Across the rest of southern Manitoba, it will be cold, but not cold enough to trigger a warning, Environment Canada says.

The chill is expected to lessen later in the day on Saturday.

In Winnipeg, the high is expected to be –18 C, but the wind chill will make it feel like –39.

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Published at Sat, 13 Jan 2018 09:54:22 -0500