Extreme Cold Warning issued for Regina and area

Tue Jan 10 16:42:19 CST 2017

Environment Canada has issued an Extreme Cold Warning that covers the Regina area.
According to Environment Canada, the weather is expected to go below -40 C tonight, when wind chill is factored in. Environment Canada also predicts poor driving conditions throughout southern Saskatchewan throughout Wednesday.

There is a heightened risk of hypothermia and frostbite due to extreme cold temperatures. Hypothermia is a serious, potentially life-threatening condition in which a person’s body temperature drops below 37 C. Frostbite happens when the skin and the tissue beneath it freeze.

Infants, seniors, people taking some medications and those with certain medical conditions – such as diabetes and diseases affecting the blood vessels – are at greater risk in the cold.

Anyone in need of a warm, safe place to stay, or who encounters someone in need of help, contact Mobile Crisis Services: 306-757-0127 or mobilecrisis.ca.