Winnipeg – WEATHER – On the heels of the winter storm, extremely cold weather is covering southern and eastern Manitoba. There are extreme cold warning issued by Environment Canada. None of the alerts are into Ontario, as yet.
The Weather Service reports that bitterly cold north winds will bring extreme wind chills of -40 to much of southern Manitoba overnight and into Thursday morning.
A warm front will pass through the province Christmas eve which will bring above normal temperatures for Christmas day.
For the City of Winnipeg, it is currently -20 under clear skies with winds from the north at 30 km/h. The overnight low will be -29, however the wind chill will make it feel more like -32 this evening and -42 overnight. This means exposed skin is subject to frostbite in minutes.
For Christmas Eve, the day will start with clear skies. There will be increasing cloudiness late in the afternoon. Winds north 20 km/h becoming light in the morning. The daytime high -22. Wind chill will make it feel like -42 in the morning and -30 in the afternoon.
Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:
- City of Winnipeg
- Falcon Lake and West Hawk Lake
- L.G. of Pinawa incl. Seven Sisters Falls
- Pointe du Bois
- R.M. of Lac Du Bonnet
- R.M. of Reynolds incl. Ste. Rita Hadashville and Rennie
- R.M. of Whitemouth incl. Elma
- Shoal Lake Reserves
Risks are greater for young children, older adults, people with chronic illnesses, people working or exercising outdoors, and those without proper shelter.