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Extreme cold warning for Winnipeg, southern and central Manitoba

Last Updated Jan 26, 2021 at 6:23 pm CST

WINNIPEG – An extreme cold warning is blanketing half of the province.

Environment Canada says Winnipeggers can expect wind chills of minus 40 or colder Tuesday and into Tuesday.

“Temperatures in the minus thirties along with winds of 10 to 15 km/h are producing extreme cold wind chills of minus 40 or colder. Some moderation will occur this afternoon, but some regions may experience extreme cold again tonight and Wednesday morning,” reads an alert from Environment Canada.

 

“Some moderation will occur on Tuesday afternoon, but some regions may experience extreme cold again Tuesday night.”

The weather agency says risks are greater for young children, older adults, people with chronic illnesses, people working or exercising outdoors, and those without proper shelter.

If you have to go outside, you’re encouraged to bundle up. Environment Canada is also reminding everyone if it’s too cold outside for you, it’s too cold outside for your pets to be out for longer than short bathroom breaks.

The extreme cold warning reaches from the U.S. border up to the Poplar River region.