Extreme cold warning ended for Red Deer

By rdnewsNOW staff
February 9, 2018 - 6:20am Updated: February 9, 2018 - 12:19pm

As of 12:15 p.m. on Friday, the Extreme Cold Warning for the Red Deer and Drayton Valley regions has ended.

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Environment Canada issued the weather warning at 4:28 a.m. Friday, February 9

Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

City of Red Deer
Red Deer Co. near Elnora Lousana and Delburne
Red Deer Co. near Penhold Innisfail and Bowden
Red Deer Co. near Pine Lake
Red Deer Co. near Spruce View and Red Lodge Prov. Park
Red Deer Co. near Sylvan Lake and Stephansson House
Lacombe Co. near Clive Alix and Mirror
Lacombe Co. near Eckville
Lacombe Co. near Lacombe Blackfalds and Bentley
Ponoka Co. near Ponoka and MaskwacisA period of very cold wind chills is expected.
Co. of Stettler near Big Valley
Co. of Stettler near Botha and Gadsby
Co. of Stettler near Byemoor and Endiang
Co. of Stettler near Donalda
Co. of Stettler near Stettler Nevis and Rochon Sands
Co. of Paintearth near Halkirk and Big Knife Prov. Park
Flagstaff Co. near Forestburg and Galahad
Camrose Co. near Bashaw and Meeting Creek

Wind chills near minus 40 are expected this morning.

Extreme cold puts everyone at risk.

Risks are greater for young children, older adults, people with chronic illnesses, people working or exercising outdoors, and those without proper shelter.

Cover up.

Frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin, especially with wind chill.

If it's too cold for you to stay outside, it's too cold for your pet to stay outside.

An Extreme Cold Warning is also in effect for the Drayton Valley area.

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