UPDATE: Environment Canada has ended the Extreme Cold Warning for the South Peace.
DAWSON CREEK, B.C. — Environment Canada has once again issued an extreme cold warning for the South B.C. Peace Region.
According to meteorologists, an arctic airmass is currently producing windchill values of at least -40 degrees in the South Peace this morning. Environment Canada says that the extreme cold condition is expected to improve this afternoon as temperatures rise.
The forecast is currently calling for a high of -19 degrees on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, with daytimes highs rising to -2 degrees by Saturday.
See the full weather warning below:
Issued at 2018-02-05 15:55 UTC by Environment Canada:
Extreme cold warning issued for:
B.C. South Peace River, B.C. (087310)
A period of very cold wind chills is expected. An arctic air mass is producing extreme wind chill values of minus 40 or under in the BC South Peace River region. The extreme cold condition is expected to improve this afternoon as temperatures rise.
Extreme cold puts everyone at risk. Watch for cold-related symptoms: shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and colour change in fingers and toes.
Cover up. Frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin, especially with wind chill. Outdoor workers should take regularly scheduled breaks to warm up.
Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frost bite and hypothermia.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet reports using #BCStorm.