Deep freeze keeps tight grip on southern Manitoba
Had enough of the cold weather? Keep on bundling up, as the deep freeze is staying put throughout southern Manitoba this week.
Environment Canada issued a wind chill warning early Monday morning for the southwestern corner of the province, including Brandon, Minnedosa, Swan River, Melita, Boissevain and Killarney and Manitou.
The area covered by the warning extended from Killarney as far north as Swan River and west to the Manitoba-Saskatchewan border.
Environment Canada lifted the warnings by noon, but issued new wind chill warnings for parts of northern Manitoba.
Frigid temperatures combined with northwest winds of 15 to 20 kilometres an hour are expected to create wind chill values well into the frostbite range.
CBC meteorologist John Sauder warns that with those kinds of wind chill values, exposed skin can get frostbite in less than 10 minutes.
In Winnipeg, it was –25 C on Monday morning but felt like –37 C with the wind chill.
At this time of year, the normal high in the capital city should be around –6 C, while the normal low is –16 C.
But Sauder says it won't get much milder in southern Manitoba this week: He's forecasting daytime highs between –18 C and –23 C and overnight lows of –24 C to –33 C.