UPDATE – The warning has ended for the B.C. Peace.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C – Environment Canada has issued an extreme cold warning for the B.C. North and South Peace.
According to Environment Canada, with the light wind and current temperature near minus 30, it feels more like minus 40.
The extreme cold warning shouldn’t last for long as the temperature should rise Sunday afternoon to minus 23, with the windchill making it feel more like minus 33.
The forecast calls for the highs each day to increase slowly as the week goes on. The forecast is predicting the temperature will be minus 5 by Friday.
See the full weather warning below:
Issued at 2018-02-04 17:27 UTC by Environment Canada:
Extreme cold warning issued for:
B.C. North Peace River, B.C. (087320)
Extreme cold warning continued for:
B.C. South Peace River, B.C. (087310)
A period of very cold wind chills is expected.
Current temperatures near minus 30 combined with light winds is producing extreme wind chill values below minus 40.
The extreme wind chill values are expected to moderate by early this afternoon as temperatures rise.
Watch for cold related symptoms: shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and colour change in fingers and toes.
Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frost bite and hypothermia.