UPDATE: Environment Canada has ended the extreme cold warning for the Grande Prairie area. The forecast Monday still calls for windchills around -35.
Environment Canada has traded Grande Prairie’s snowfall warning for an extreme cold warning. Extreme wind chills of minus 40 to minus 45 are currently happening across the region.
It’s expected things will warm up for the western part of the province this afternoon, but northeastern Alberta is looking a wind chills near minus 40 through the weekend.
Young children, elderly people, those with chronic illness, without proper shelter, and working or exercising outdoors are at a greater risk from the extreme cold. Environment Canada also stresses that if it’s too cold outside for humans, it is too cool for their pet as well.