Keep those hand warmers handy, this extreme cold snap is sticking around for another week.
Environment Canada issued an extreme cold warning on Saturday, February 2. As of Saturday, February 9 that extreme cold warning remains in effect for most of Alberta.
Environment Canada is describing this as a ‘multi-day’ episode of very cold wind chill values between -40 and -50.
This extreme weather is expected to stick around through the weekend and into Wednesday, February 13, with a projected high of -14 degrees.
With this cold weather comes frost bite, which can develop within minutes on exposed skin.
Also watch for cold related symptoms which include shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness/colour change in your fingers/toes.