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Environment Canada issues severe cold warning for the southern Saskatchewan

Environment Canada issues severe cold warning for the southern Saskatchewan

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Environment Canada issued an extreme cold warning Tuesday morning for Regina due to extremely cold wind chills.

Environment Canada issues extreme cold warnings if very cold temperatures or windchill pose a risk to your health, such as frostbite or hypothermia.

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Southern Saskatchewan can expect to experience multiple days of extreme cold, with frigid temperatures that will continue throughout 2021.

The extremely cold arctic airmass that covered southern Saskatchewan caused wind chills of -35 – 50 throughout the morning. This will likely continue into the evening and overnight.

Environment Canada recommends that you dress warmly and to wear layers that you can take off if you get too hot. The outer layer should also be wind-resistant.

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Frostbite can occur in minutes on exposed skin, especially when there are wind chills.

Environment Canada reminds people to keep warm indoors, and pets are welcome to go outside when it gets too cold.

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You should always have emergency supplies in your vehicle, such as blankets and jumper cable.

The City of Regina advises that you call the Mobile Crisis Regina Helpline at (306-757-0127) if you spot someone in need of assistance. If someone is in danger, unsafe, or hurt, call 911.

Keep checking globalnews.ca/regina for weather alerts and forecasts. You can also tweet severe weather reports using #SKStorm

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