Extreme cold warning issued for entire province

Wind chill is expected to feel like -40 C to -50 C as we head into the weekend.

Environment Canada issued the extreme cold warning across Alberta late afternoon on Friday, March 1.

The extremely cold wind chills will hit Friday night, lighten up by Saturday afternoon but stick around for Southern Alberta throughout the night into Sunday, March 3.

Saturday’s expected high for the Edmonton area is -20 C and -14 C on Sunday.

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.

Environment Canada March 1.

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