Alberta's Vicious Cold Snap Will "Put Everyone At Risk" This Week

Most of the province is under extreme cold warning right now.
Staff Writer
Alberta Extreme Cold Warning Will "Put Everyone At Risk" This Week

It is ridiculously cold in Alberta today, Monday, January 13, and it's not supposed to warm up anytime soon. According to Environment Canada, almost all of the province is under an Alberta extreme cold warning. Officials aren’t kidding when they say it’s going to be cold as wind chill values will be near -40 C on Monday and Tuesday. If you don't need to leave the house, it's probably a good day (or week) to stay inside.

Alberta has had its fair share of cold weather this winter and our province was even the coldest place in the world at one point this season. 

It looks like the cold weather is here to stay for a little bit longer so don't start putting the Canada Goose jackets away just yet. 

This multi-day warning is said to have episodes of “very cold wind chills” starting Monday, January 13. 

Arctic-like temperatures will be prominent throughout the entire week so if you had any outdoor plans, you may want to cancel them. 

Altogether, 25 areas across the province are under extreme cold warnings. This extremely cold weather is not only a hassle to anyone that wants to leave the house, but it is also extremely dangerous. 

According to the warnings that are currently in effect by Environment Canada, “extreme cold puts everyone at risk.”

During times like this, it is important to watch for cold-related symptoms including shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and colour change in fingers and toes. 

If you happen to find yourself working outdoors, let us just say we are sorry on the weather's behalf. Just be sure to take regular breaks inside to warm up. 

But don’t just be looking out for yourself during this time. Be mindful that if it is too cold outside for you, then it is way too cold outside for your pets. 

Thankfully we are not alone in this cold time. Even several parts of B.C. are under extreme cold and blowing snow warnings right now. 

Even Vancouver will be colder than Toronto this week. 

The typically rainy city even received a massive snow dump over the weekend that left it looking like one big snow globe. 

Honestly, now is the time to cancel everything and stay inside. 

Stephanie Hilash
Staff Writer
Stephanie Hilash is a guest staff writer
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