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WWCN14 CWNT 200412  
EXTREME COLD WARNING  
FOR THE KITIKMEOT AREA  
UPDATED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA  
AT 9:12 P.M. MST MONDAY 19 FEBRUARY 2018.  
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EXTREME COLD WARNING FOR:  
KUGAARUK  
CAMBRIDGE BAY.  
 
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==DISCUSSION==  
 
A PERIOD OF VERY COLD WIND CHILLS IS EXPECTED.  
 
WIND CHILLS NEAR MINUS 55 ARE EXPECTED TONIGHT. EXTREME COLD WILL  
PERSIST INTO TUESDAY MORNING.  
 
EXTREME COLD PUTS EVERYONE AT RISK.  
 
RISKS ARE GREATER FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, OLDER ADULTS, PEOPLE WITH  
CHRONIC ILLNESSES, PEOPLE WORKING OR EXERCISING OUTDOORS, AND THOSE  
WITHOUT PROPER SHELTER.  
 
WATCH FOR COLD RELATED SYMPTOMS: SHORTNESS OF BREATH, CHEST PAIN,  
MUSCLE PAIN AND WEAKNESS, NUMBNESS AND COLOUR CHANGE IN FINGERS AND  
TOES.  
 
EXTREME COLD WARNINGS ARE ISSUED WHEN VERY COLD TEMPERATURES OR WIND  
CHILL CREATES AN ELEVATED RISK TO HEALTH SUCH AS FROST BITE AND  
HYPOTHERMIA.  
 
PLEASE CONTINUE TO MONITOR ALERTS AND FORECASTS ISSUED BY  
ENVIRONMENT CANADA. TO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER, SEND AN EMAIL TO  
EC.STORM.EC(AT)CANADA.CA OR TWEET REPORTS USING (HASH)NUSTORM.  
 
HTTP://WEATHER.GC.CA  
 
END/PASPC  
 
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