Deep freeze settles over northeastern Alberta
After several days of freezing rain and mild temperatures, people across the province woke to a deep freeze Saturday morning.
With temperatures hovering around -22 degrees, the windchill in Edmonton is making it feel closer to -34 degrees.
In Fort McMurray, windchill is closer to - 41.
East of Edmonton, Environment Canada has issued wind chill warnings for Bonnyville, Cold Lake, Fort Chipewyan, Fort McMurray, Fort Saskatchewan, Hanna, Leduc, Lloydminster, Slave Lake and Westlock.
At these extreme wind chill values, frostbite on exposed skin can occur within five minutes.
A full list of weather warnings is available here.
Making the most of cold weather
While many people will choose to nestle indoors until the cold snap is over, here are a few neat outdoor activities that only work in frigid temperatures.
Environment Canada is forecasting warmer weather for Monday, with temperatures rising to above freezing by the end of the week.