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WWCN16 CWWG 201124  
EXTREME COLD WARNING  
FOR NORTHERN ALBERTA  
UPDATED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA  
AT 4:24 A.M. MST TUESDAY 20 FEBRUARY 2018.  
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EXTREME COLD WARNING FOR:  
FORT CHIPEWYAN - WOOD BUFFALO NATIONAL PARK.  
 
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==DISCUSSION==  
 
A PERIOD OF VERY COLD WIND CHILLS IS EXPECTED.  
 
WIND CHILLS OF MINUS 40 ARE EXPECTED THIS 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.  
 
COVER UP. FROSTBITE CAN DEVELOP WITHIN MINUTES ON EXPOSED SKIN,  
ESPECIALLY WITH WIND CHILL.  
 
IF IT'S TOO COLD FOR YOU TO STAY OUTSIDE, IT'S TOO COLD FOR YOUR PET  
TO STAY OUTSIDE.  
 
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)ABSTORM.  
 
HTTP://WEATHER.GC.CA  
 
END/PASPC  
 
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