Cold temperatures and high winds have combined to bring wind chills of -40 and colder to much of southern Manitoba. Environment Canada has issued extreme cold warnings

Environment Canada stated in their warning that "a ridge of high pressure over the southern prairies continues to give clear and very cold conditions to the warning area. The cold temperatures are combining with winds of up to 20 km/h to generate wind chill values below minus 40 this morning. Exposed skin freezes in about 10 minutes at these values."

Wind chill values will moderate through the morning and afternoon, however extreme cold warnings may need to be issued again for tonight into Thursday morning.

The areas highlighted in red are currently under the warning:


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