Residents of the prairies are bundling up and layering on the clothes as another bitter blast of cold pushes down from the Arctic, driving wind chills down to the point where skin can freeze in as little as five minutes.
Temperatures had already dropped into the -30s Celsius across southern parts of Saskatchewan and Manitoba as of Tuesday night. However, this Arctic airmass is so cold that the light breezes accompanying it produced wind chills down around -40 or lower overnight. Of all the communities suffering this Arctic chill, it was apparently the larger cities that saw the worse of it, with Saskatoon seeing a -43 wind chill just after midnight, and Regina getting down to -45.
Due to the continued risk of frost bite and hypothermia in this biting cold, Environment Canada wind chill warnings are in effect for an area bordered by Melfort, Regina and Weyburn in the west and Winnipeg and Steinbach in the east.
Wind chill values of -40 to -45 are expected throughout the morning. WithRead More »from Deep freeze continues for Saskatchewan and Manitoba