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Extremely cold weather moving into the region

Temperatures are expected to drop tonight and remain cold for a few days
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Windchill values are expected to drop to -40C - and possibly colder tonight.

LAKELAND - The Bonnyville-Lac La Biche-St. Paul region is once again under a weather alert according to Environment Canada, this time for extreme cold.

The alert was issued at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday afternoon. Extremely cold weather is expected to move into the region tonight (Feb. 4).

"A multi-day episode of very cold wind chills is expected," according to Environment Canada. "Extremely cold windchill values between minus 40 to 45 will develop tonight."

And the cold weather is expected to stick around for at least a few days.

If you're spending time outside, be sure to watch for cold related symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and colour change in fingers and toes.

Outdoor workers should take regularly scheduled breaks to warm up, according to Environment Canada.

The extreme cold warning is in effect for:

  • Co. of St. Paul near Ashmont St. Vincent and St. Lina
  • Co. of St. Paul near Elk Point and St. Edouard
  • Co. of St. Paul near Lindbergh and Frog Lake
  • Co. of St. Paul near St. Paul and Lafond
  • Improvement District 349 including Cold Lake Air Weapons Range
  • Lac La Biche Co. near Fork Lake
  • Lac La Biche Co. near Heart Lake
  • Lac La Biche Co. near Lac La Biche and Square Lake
  • Lac La Biche Co. near Lakeland Prov. Park and Rec. Area
  • Lac La Biche Co. near Plamondon Hylo and Avenir
  • M.D. of Bonnyville near Beaverdam
  • M.D. of Bonnyville near Bonnyville Ardmore and Kehewin Res.
  • M.D. of Bonnyville near Cold Lake and City of Cold Lake
  • M.D. of Bonnyville near Fishing Lake Smt
  • M.D. of Bonnyville near Glendon and Moose Lake
  • M.D. of Bonnyville near La Corey Wolf Lake and Truman
  • Smoky Lake Co. near Buffalo Lake and Kikino Smts
  • Smoky Lake Co. near Vilna Saddle Lake and Whitefish Lake