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Bundle up as southeastern Alberta hit with extreme cold warnings

If the knee-deep snow and icy roads weren't enough of a reminder Alberta is deep in the grips of winter, add an extreme cold warning to your morning.

Wind chill of –40 expected in many parts of province Friday morning

Environment Canada issues extreme cold warnings when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frost bite and hypothermia. (Jeff McIntosh/Canadian Press)

If the knee-deep snow and icy roads weren't enough of a reminder Alberta is deep in the grips of winter, add an extreme cold warning to your morning.

Environment Canada has issued warnings for much of southeastern Alberta. According to the national agency, wind chills near –40 are expected Friday for the areas of:

  • Airdrie - Cochrane - Olds -Sundre
  • Brooks - Strathmore - Vulcan
  • Cypress Hills Provincial Park - Vulcan
  • Drumheller - Three Hills
  • Grande Prairie - Beaverlodge - Valleyview
  • Hanna - Coronation - Oyen
  • Lethbridge - Taber - Milk River
  • Medicine Hat - Bow Island - Suffield
  • Peace River - Fairview - High Prairie - Manning
  • Red Deer - Ponoka - Innisfail - Stettler

​While Calgary was not included in the extreme cold warning, Environment Canada's forecast says the city can expect a wind chill of –28. 

Environment Canada issues extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chills create an elevated risk to health, such as frost bite and hypothermia.

The morning of Feb. 9 is set to be a chilly one for much of southeastern Alberta, according to Environment Canada. (Environment Canada)

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