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Environment Canada says extreme cold warning to last days

PHOTO. supplied. Always be prepared for emergencies as there are no regular services like road patrol, gas stations or cell phone coverage along the winter road.

An extreme cold warning issued by Environment Canada on the weekend is going to stick around.

Dan Kulak, meteorologist with the agency, said the warning is likely to stay in effect into the coming days.

“With -30 odd degrees it’s very easy just by walking to create a -40 windchill.”

He explained that warnings are brought into effect when air temperatures, or a combination of air and wind create a temperature of -40.

He said that clouds are actually helping keep things warmer than it would otherwise be.

Snow is also expected in our forecast, but will be light and fluffy and shouldn’t pose any challenges.

Frostbite and hypothermia can set in quickly in the temperatures we’re experiencing, so Kulak suggests if you’re working outside to keep an eye on your colleagues.

Tuesday’s coldest temperature in Canada is -49, without the windchill, in Yukon.