UPDATE: Extreme cold warning ended

By Justin Goulet
February 7, 2019 - 5:42am Updated: February 7, 2019 - 10:56am

LETHBRIDGE, AB – UPDATE: The extreme cold warning that was issued earlier this morning has been lifted by Environment Canada.

Environment Canada has issued an extreme cold warning for the city of Lethbridge and surrounding areas.

The advisory affects the Lethbridge – Taber – Milk River regions.

Specific areas impacted by the alert include:

-The City of Lethbridge

-Co. of Forty Mile near Skiff

-Co. of Lethbridge near Coaldale

-Co. of Lethbridge near Coalhurst Nobleford and Barons

-Co. of Lethbridge near Picture Butte and Turin

-Co. of Warner near Milk River and Coutts

-Co. of Warner near Raymond Stirling and New Dayton

-Co. of Warner near Warner

-Co. of Warner near Wrentham

-Co. of Warner near Writing-On-Stone Prov. Park

-M.D. of Taber near Grassy Lake and Highways 877 and 513

-M.D. of Taber near Taber and Barnwell

-M.D. of Taber near Vauxhall and Hays

Environment Canada states that the coldest wind chill values will be between minus 40 and minus 45. Regions in southern and central parts of Alberta will see some moderation in temperatures throughout the day Thursday and at night as the weather system brings in clouds and snow.

The weather agency said that the extreme cold is expected to return to most areas by Friday night.

The notice warned that extreme cold can affect everyone. Environment Canada is asking residents to watch for cold related symptoms. These include shortness of breath, chest pains, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and colour change in fingers and toes.

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