Mile Zero extreme cold warning

Get the layers on - it's going to be a cold one today.

Frostbite can occur in minutes today as a cold arctic airmass has settled over the BC Central Interior.

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The combination of cold temperatures and brisk winds will produce wind chill values near minus 40 this morning. Conditions are expected to improve this afternoon.

"An extreme cold warning is issued when the temperature or wind chill is expected to reach levels ranging from minus 30°C to minus 55°C for at least two hours depending on location," says DC Mirror weather expert Sky Hammer.

"It will be a high of minus 24 at best, with the exception of minus 20 near Chetwynd. Wind chills will bring weather to minus 46 in the morning, and minus 31 in the afternoon," he adds.

"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."


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