Extreme cold in B.C and the Yukon

Wind chills near minus 40 C (-40 F) in B.C.
Minus 50 C (-58 F)  in the Yukon – No warming trend in sight.

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Wednesday 07 December 2016

Arctic outflow warnings extended to the Fraser Valley – east including Chilliwack, Howe Sound and Whistler regions, with wind chills to -20 C (-4 F).

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?bc48#911081882005494413201612060502ww1171cwvr(also bc37, bc40, bc41, bc49, bc9 and bc39 (in the address bar) for the other affected areas)
Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

B.C. North Peace River

A prolonged period of very cold wind chills is expected.

Cold Arctic air has settled over the BC Peace River region. The cold temperatures in combination with northerly winds will generate wind chills near minus 40 C (-40 F). With no warming trend in sight, these wind chills are expected to persist at least into the end of the week.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?bc12#1554279541385496953201612070502ww1373cwvr

9:38 AM PST Wednesday 07 December 2016
Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

Yoho Park – Kootenay Park

A period of very cold wind chills is expected.

Cold Arctic air has settled over the Yoho-Kootenay Park region. The cold temperatures in combination with light winds will generate overnight wind chills near minus 35 C (-31 F). With no warming trend in sight, these wind chills are expected to persist at least into the end of the week.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?bc17#1115584722099791863201612070502ww1373cwvr

YUKON

Extreme cold warning continues for the Old Crow region, with wind chills around -50 C (-58 F) tonight.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?yt1#184603873487942971201612050502ww1979cwvrhttp://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html
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Tips for surviving the cold from Environment Canada
https://iceagenow.info/tips-surviving-cold-environment-canada/

 

 


2 thoughts on “Extreme cold in B.C and the Yukon

  1. The disconnect between reporting and reality is astonishing.

    Most of the United States is below average temperature, so what do they do? Of course point out that it was super hot before that, only it wasn’t.

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