Extremely cold Saskatchewan blankets


Environment Canada said these temperatures will hold long enough to ring in the New Year.

“There may be some moderation on New Year’s Day and getting milder after that, but continue to expect extremely cold temperatures for the next several days,” said David Baggaley, a meteorologist for Environment Canada.

Wind chill warnings of -35 to -45 are expected for Monday night, with even colder temperatures developing overnight and plunging into the minus 40s or even minus 50s, according to Environment Canada.

“It is quite unusual to be so cold even on the prairies in the dead of winter. It’s a pretty big event so don’t take it lightly, ”Baggaley said.

The Canadian Red Cross said the ideal way to stay warm and safe is to stay home, but if you must venture out, it’s important to be prepared.

Before you go out, make sure you know what the temperature is and that you have everything you need.

“Make sure you’re really looking at what your hands, your feet, all your limbs need to keep you warm. Don’t go for fashion today, ”said Georgie Matharu, senior manager of emergency management for the Canadian Red Cross.

Matharu added that being outside in this weather can be dangerous and could even cause you to need medical attention.

“Exposed skin can freeze in a matter of minutes and then prolonged exposure is really going to cause damage,” he said.

The City of Regina is asking residents to call the Regina Mobile Crisis Helpline at 306-757-0127 if they see someone who needs help.

“As part of the Cold Weather Strategy, the City’s front-line service providers are encouraged to take additional steps to support people who find and need shelter during extreme cold, to ensure they have shelter during the cold weather. night, “said a City spokesman.

You can find a list of shelters and support locations in Regina’s Survival Guide.

If you see an emergency in which a person is unsure, injured, or in danger, call 911 immediately.

If you’re going to be out for long periods of time, Matharu said make sure you have everything you need in case your car won’t start once it’s finished and someone knows where it will be, for how long, and how to contact you.

With files from Kaylyn Whibbs of CTV Regina.


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