A man walking a dog checks his phone as ice floes build up on the Fraser River in New Westminster, B.C., on Tuesday, December 28, 2021.Environment Canada has issued extreme cold warnings for several parts of British Columbia along the Alberta boundary.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Environment Canada issues extreme cold warning for parts of B.C. near Alberta
Arctic air mass combined with a north wind is bringing wind chill values near -40 C to the Peace River region
Environment Canada has issued extreme cold warnings for several parts of British Columbia along the Alberta boundary.
According to the Weather Agency, an Arctic air mass combined in with a northwind is bringing wind chill values close to -40 C to the Peace River area, including Fort St. John and Dawson Creek.
The cold weather was expected to continue until Tuesday, with some warming on Wednesday.
To the south, a warning was issued for Elk Valley, Kootenay, and Yoho national park. Environment Canada has stated that wind chill values of near -35 are expected overnight and Tuesday night.
It said that temperatures would moderate during the day.
The weather agency warns that wind chills near -40 can cause frostbite in minutes and increase the risk of hypothermia.
It said that overnight wind chill values of -10-15 were expected in Metro Vancouver and Howe Sound until temperatures gradually rise later this week.
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