Extreme Wind Chill warning for areas around P.A.

Staff ~ The Prince Albert Daily Herald
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Environment Canada maps current weather warnings, as of Saturday afternoon, in Saskatcheawn. 

Although there aren’t currently any Environment Canada-issued warnings for Prince Albert, areas north and east of the city are under extreme wind chill warnings.

North of Prince Albert, including La Ronge and Prince Albert National Park, are expected to see wind chill values of -45 C to -50 C tonight (Saturday).

In this area, 15 to 20 km/h winds are combining with lows of -35 C to -40 C, Environment Canada warns -- values that will feel as cold as -50 C going into Sunday morning.

“At these extreme wind chill values frostbite on exposed skin may occur in less than 5 minutes,” Environment Canada warns.

To the east, the Melfort, Tisdale, Nipawin and Carrot River area is also under an extreme wind chill warning estimated to be about five degrees less severe than the warning issued for north of Prince Albert.

Feeling like -40 C to -45 C east of Prince Albert tonight (Saturday), frostbite on exposed skin may occur in less than 10 minutes in that area.

The Weather Network forecasts that the temperature in Prince Albert will drop to -29 C tonight (Saturday), with an overnight low of -33 C, which with wind chill will feel like -41 C.

Sunday is expected to over in the -30 C range, with wind chill, throughout the day. 

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