Extreme cold warnings for prairie provinces

9 Dec 2016 – Minus 40 C (-40F) to -50 C (-58F) wind chill in literally hundreds of locations. A foot (30 cm) of new snow in some areas.

ALBERTA
Extreme Cold Warning for (See link for hundreds of locations):

Once again overnight temperatures will fall into the low minus thirties (Celsius). These temperatures combined with light southeast winds will cause wind chill values to reach the minus 40 C (-40F) range by Saturday morning. Wind chill values will abate once temperatures rise and winds weaken Saturday morning.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?ab20#224316131542852133201612080501ww1676cwwg (also ab33, ab22, ab31, ab14, ab10, ab8, ab30, ab32, ab34, ab18, ab23, ab2 and ab29 in the address link for the other affected areas)

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Arctic outflow warnings ended except for the Central Coast – inland sections and North Coast – inland sections, with wind chills down to -25 C (-13 F) in 90 km/h (55.9 mph) winds. Extreme cold and snowfalls warning areas the same as yesterday.

MANITOBA

Extreme Cold Warning for (see link for hundreds of locations)

A ridge of high pressure will produce clear skies and very cold temperatures across the Prairies during the next several days. Overnight temperatures are forecast to drop to -30 C (-22 F) or colder, which combined with winds of 10 to 15 km/h (6.2 to 9.3 mph) will produce extreme wind chills of -40 C (-40 F) or colder. While some moderation will take place during the day on Saturday, extreme wind chills will likely develop once again on Saturday night.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?mb7#2111561561266985150201612090501ww1171cwwg(also mb4, mb5, mb17, mb6 and mb18 in the address link for the other affected areas)

NOVA SCOTIA

Snow squall warning for Inverness County – Mabou and north and Victoria County regions

A cold northwesterly flow has developed over the region bringing with it frequent flurries. In addition to the flurries, occasional snow squalls are expected to develop over northern Cape Breton this evening and should persist for much of Saturday. These snow squalls could bring localized snowfall amounts possibly adding up to 30 cm (11.8″) by Saturday evening over parts of northern Cape Breton, especially over higher terrain. Reduced visibilities in blowing snow are also expected with these snow squalls.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?ns22#52446276371616860201612090506ww1171cwhx(also ns23 in the address link for the Victoria County warning)

NUNAVUT

Blizzard warning continue for the Gjoa Haven region.

ONTARIO

Snow squall warnings continue for the Barrie – Collingwood – Hillsdale, Midland – Coldwater – Orr Lake, Innisfil – New Tecumseth – Angus, Orangeville – Grand Valley – Southern Dufferin County, Shelburne – Mansfield – Northern Dufferin County, Saugeen Shores – Kincardine – Southern Bruce County, Goderich – Bluewater – Southern Huron County, Listowel – Milverton – Northern Perth County, Stratford – Mitchell – Southern Perth County and Wingham – Blyth – Northern Huron County regions.

QUEBEC

Snow squall warning for Forillon National Park – Gaspé area, Matane, Grande-Vallée area and Sainte-Anne-des-Monts area regions

Persistent snow squalls are expected. Under the snow squall bands, visibilities will be significantly reduced due to the heavy snow combined with blowing snow, and snow will quickly accumulate.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?qc38#84519276798779592201612090504ww1070cwul(also qc32 and qc33 in the address link for the other affected areas)

SASKATCHEWAN

Extreme Cold Warning (see link for hundreds of locations):

A ridge of high pressure will produce clear skies and very cold temperatures across the Prairies during the next several days. Overnight temperatures are forecast to drop to -30 C (-22 F) or colder, which combined with winds of 10 to 15 km/h (6.2 to 9.3 mph) will produce extreme wind chills of -40 C (-40 F) or colder (-45 C (-49 F) for the Cree Lake, Cluff Lake and La Loche regions). While some moderation will take place during the day on Saturday, extreme wind chills will likely develop once again on Saturday night.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?sk1#2111561561266985150201612090501ww1373cwwg(also sk32, sk9, sk18, sk2, sk8, sk13, sk12, sk17, sk24, sk20, sk10, sk19, sk16, sk11, sk27 and sk26 in the address link for the other affected areas)

YUKON

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

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html

Thanks to Terry Homeniuk for these links

 


3 thoughts on “Extreme cold warnings for prairie provinces”

  1. Extreme cold warnings letting up a little. But they do cover about 2/3s of Alberta.

    ALBERTA

    Extreme cold warnings continue for many of the regions listed in the previous report. To those, add:

    3:42 PM MST Saturday 10 December 2016
    Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

    Co. of Northern Lights near Paddle Prairie Smt; Mackenzie Co. near Bistcho Lake, Fort Vermilion, High Level and Bushe River Res., Indian Cabins and Steen River, John D’or Prairie and Fox Lake, La Crête and Buffalo Head Prairie, Meander River and Lutose, Rainbow Lake Zama Lake and Chateh, the Caribou Mountains, the Tallcree and Wadlin Lake Reserves and Zama City regions

    A period of very cold wind chills is expected.

    Overnight temperatures will once again fall to near or below minus thirty C for much of northern and central Alberta. These temperatures combined with northwesterly winds of 20 gusting to 40 km/h (12.4 to 24.9 mph) will lead to wind chill values of minus 40 C (-40 F) or colder this evening and through the night into Sunday morning. Wind chill values will abate late Sunday morning when temperatures rise.

    Remember to protect pets by limiting their exposure to the cold outdoor temperatures.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?ab25#224316131542852133201612080501ww1676cwwg

    BRITISH COLUMBIA

    Arctic outflow warnings continue for the inlands sections of the North and Central coast, with wind chills of -20 C to -25 C (-4 F to -13 F).

    3:37 PM PST Saturday 10 December 2016
    Snowfall warning in effect for:

    Fraser Valley – east including Chilliwack and Fraser Valley – west including Abbotsford regions

    Snowfall with total amounts of 20 to 30 cm (7.9″ to 11.8″) expected this weekend.

    Cold arctic air over the Fraser Valley combined with precipitation associated with a low offshore will continue to give snow tonight and Sunday. Communities in western sections of the Fraser Valley can expect higher amounts. As well, a there is a risk of freezing rain for western sections of the Fraser Valley tonight and Sunday morning. The precipitation is expected to ease towards the latter part of Sunday followed by a ridge of high pressure bringing drier conditions and colder temperatures next week.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?bc40#171017238850714393201612080502ww1171cwvr

    Also snowfall warnings for the Inland Vancouver Island region, with amounts to 20 cm (7.9″) and East Vancouver Island, amounts to 5 cm (2.0″).

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?bc45#134457022486489281201612100502ww1171cwvr (bc46 in the address link for the East Island warning)

    MANITOBA

    3:01 PM CST Saturday 10 December 2016
    Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

    Gilbert Plains Mun. incl. Ashville, Grandview Mun. incl. Valley River Res., Mossey River Mun. incl. Winnipegosis and Fork River, Mun. of Ethelbert incl. Garland, Mun. of Roblin incl. Markaroff Shortdale and Bield, Mun. of Russell-Binscarth incl. Gambler Res., R.M. of Dauphin incl. Sifton and Valley River, R.M. of Lakeshore incl. Ochre River and Makinak, R.M. of Lakeshore incl. Rorketon and Toutes Aides, R.M. of Riding Mountain West incl. Asessippi Prov. Park, Hamiota Mun. incl. McConnell and Lavinia, Mun. of Clanwilliam-Erickson, Mun. of Harrison Park incl. Onanole Sandy Lake and Newdale, Prairie View Mun. incl. Bird Tail Creek Res., R.M. of Minto-Odanah incl. Minnedosa and Moore Park, R.M. of Oakview incl. Oak River and Rapid City, R.M. of Rosedale incl. Eden and Kelwood, R.M. of Yellowhead incl. Shoal Lake and Elphinstone, R.M.of Ellice-Archie incl. St-Lazare McAuley and Manson, Riding Mountain Nat. Park, Rossburn Mun. incl. Waywayseecappo Res., Mun. of Glenella-Lansdowne incl. Arden and Tenby, Mun. of McCreary incl. Norgate, Mun. of Ste. Rose incl. Laurier, Mun. of WestLake-Gladstone incl. Plumas and Langruth, R.M. of Alonsa incl. Ebb and Flow Res. and Sandy Bay Res., Duck Mountain Prov. Park and Prov. Forest, Mun. of Minitonas-Bowsman incl. Renwer, Mun. of Swan Valley West incl. Benito
    Pelican Rapids and Shoal River First Nations, Porcupine Prov. Forest, R.M. of Mountain including Cowan and Camperville, R.M. of Mountain including Mafeking and Birch River and Westgate Red Deer Lake and Barrows regions

    A period of very cold wind chills is expected.

    An arctic ridge of high pressure is giving mainly clear skies and very cold temperatures to portions of the eastern Prairies. Overnight low temperatures at or below minus 30 C (-22 F) combined with 10 to 15 km/h (6.2 to 9.3 mph) winds will lead to extreme wind chill values of minus 40 C (-40 F) or colder. While some moderation may take place during the day on Sunday, extreme wind chills will likely develop once again Sunday night.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?mb18#200317334866032642201612100501ww1171cwwg (also mb17, mb16 and mb25 in the address link for the other affected areas)

    NOVA SCOTIA

    Snow squall warnings continue for the Inverness County – Mabou and north and Victoria County regions, with amounts to 30 cm (11.8″).

    3:44 PM AST Saturday 10 December 2016
    Snow squall warning in effect for:

    Antigonish County and Pictou County regions

    Snow squalls are expected. Under the snow squall bands, visibilities will be significantly reduced due to the heavy snow combined with blowing snow, and snow will quickly accumulate.

    A cold northwesterly flow has established itself over the region bringing with it frequent flurries. An intense snow squall has set up over the Northumberland Strait affecting parts of Pictou and Antigonish counties. This snow squall could bring localized snowfall amounts in excess of 15 cm (5.9″) tonight. Reduced visibilities in blowing snow are also expected with this line.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?ns17#134233172842370578201612100506ww1171cwhx (ns16 in the address link for the Pictou County warning)

    ONTARIO

    Snow squall warnings continue for the Bruce Peninsula – Sauble Beach – Tobermory and Saugeen Shores – Kincardine – Southern Bruce County regions, with amounts to 10 cm (3.9″).

    3:17 PM EST Saturday 10 December 2016
    Snowfall warning in effect for:

    Chatham-Kent – Rondeau Park and Windsor – Leamington – Essex County regions

    Snowfall, with total amounts of 15 to 20 cm (5.9″ to 7.9″) is expected.

    Snow will begin early Sunday morning and end by Monday morning. The snow could have a significant impact on the Monday morning commute.

    This first snowfall of the season is due to a developing Colorado low that will track towards the Great Lakes Sunday.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?on16#2017105431493682887201612100503ww1171cwto

    SASKATCHEWAN

    3:01 PM CST Saturday 10 December 2016
    Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

    R.M. of Hudson Bay including Hudson Bay and Reserve, R.M. of Hudson Bay including Shoal Lake and Red Earth Reserves, R.M. of Porcupine including Porcupine Plain and Weekes, R.M. of Big Quill including Wynyard Dafoe and Kandahar, R.M. of Elfros including Elfros Leslie and Mozart, R.M. of Emerald including Wishart and Bankend, R.M. of Foam Lake including Foam Lake and Fishing Lake Res., R.M. of Humboldt including Humboldt Carmel and Fulda, R.M. of Ituna Bon Accord including Ituna and Hubbard, R.M. of Kellross including Kelliher and Lestock, R.M. of Kelvington including Yellowquill Res., R.M. of Kutawa including Raymore Punnichy and Poorman Res., R.M. of Lakeside including Watson and Quill Lake, R.M. of Lakeview including Wadena and Clair, R.M. of Last Mountain Valley including Govan and Duval, R.M. of Leroy including Leroy, R.M. of Mount Hope including Semans, R.M. of Ponass Lake including Rose Valley Fosston and Nora, R.M. of Prairie Rose including Jansen and Esk, R.M. of Sasman including Margo Kylemore and Nut Mountain, R.M. of Spalding including Spalding, R.M. of St Peter including Muenster and Lake Lenore, R.M. of Touchwood including Serath and Touchwood Hills Prov. Park, R.M. of Usborne including Lanigan Drake and Guernsey, R.M. of Wolverine including Burr, R.M. of Wreford including Nokomis and Venn, R.M. of Buchanan including Buchanan Amsterdam and Tadmore, R.M. of Clayton including Norquay Stenen and Swan Plain, R.M. of Cote including Kamsack Togo and Duck Mountain Prov. Park, R.M. of Good Lake including Canora and Good Spirit Lake Prov. Park, R.M. of Hazel Dell including Lintlaw and Hazel Dell, R.M. of Insinger including Theodore and Sheho, R.M. of Invermay including Invermay and Rama, R.M. of Keys including The Key Res., R.M. of Livingston including Arran, R.M. of Preeceville including Preeceville and Sturgis, R.M. of Sliding Hills including Veregin Mikado and Hamton, R.M. of St Philips including Pelly and St Philips, R.M. of Arborfield including Arborfield and Zenon Park, R.M. of Barrier Valley including Archerwill and McKague, R.M. of Bjorkdale including Greenwater Lake Prov. Park, R.M. of Connaught including Ridgedale and New Osgoode, R.M. of Flett’s Springs including Beatty Ethelton and Pathlow, R.M. of Invergordon including Yellow Creek and Tarnopol, R.M. of Kinistino including Kinistino and James Smith Res., R.M. of Lake Lenore including St. Brieux, R.M. of Moose Range including Carrot River and Tobin Lake, R.M. of Nipawin including Nipawin Aylsham and Pontrilas, R.M. of Pleasantdale including Naicam and Pleasantdale, R.M. of Star City including Melfort and Star City, R.M. of Three Lakes including Middle Lake and St Benedict, R.M. of Tisdale including Tisdale Eldersley and Sylvania, R.M. of Torch River including Choiceland and White Fox, R.M. of Willow Creek including Gronlid and Fairy Glen, R.M. of Calder including Calder and Wroxton, R.M. of Cana including Melville, R.M. of Churchbridge including Churchbridge and MacNutt, R.M. of Fertile Belt including Esterhazy Stockholm and Bangor, R.M. of Garry including Jedburgh, R.M. of Grayson including Grayson Dubuc and Killaly, R.M. of Langenburg including Langenburg Yarbo and Marchwell, R.M. of McLeod including Lemberg and Neudorf, R.M. of Orkney including Yorkton Springside and Ebenezer, R.M. of Saltcoats including Saltcoats and Bredenbury, R.M. of Spy Hill including Spy Hill Gerald and Tantallon, R.M. of Stanley including Goodeve Fenwood and Duff and R.M. of Wallace including Rhein Stornoway Tonkin and Rokeby regions

    A period of very cold wind chills is expected.

    An arctic ridge of high pressure is giving mainly clear skies and very cold temperatures to portions of the eastern Prairies. Overnight low temperatures at or below minus 30 C combined with 10 to 15 km/h (6.2 to 9.3 mph) winds will lead to extreme wind chill values of minus 40 C (-40 F) or colder. While some moderation may take place during the day on Sunday, extreme wind chills will likely develop once again Sunday night.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?sk21#200317334866032642201612100501ww1373cwwg (also sk13, sk12, sk20 and sk11 in the address link for the other affected areas)

    The Saskatchewan half of the city of Lloydminster also has a extreme cold warning, with its weather statement covered under the Alberta warnings.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html

  2. “Manitobans of all description have been digging themselves out of the winter storm from earlier this week, including a persistent moose in Riding Mountain National Park that went on with its day despite several feet of snow.

    Melanie Robinson caught the moose on video just south of Moon Lake as it trudged its way through snow drifts one- to two-metres high on Thursday.

    “We were driving past and we saw this moose on the road, and I just couldn’t believe how much snow he was actually pushing through — like, up to his belly,” she said.”

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/moose-snow-riding-mountain-national-park-1.3891331

  3. Lord help the animals once again.
    I was rather shocked and unsettled to find an email from a animal charity asking for donations to help build Kennels for Canadian dogs
    before this sort of weather hit!
    I was flummoxed that anyone owning a pet in a land with expected and deep snow n bitter cold wouldnt have their dogs inside a shelter/shed or home..if they were fit to own anything..
    feeling sadder than before because i simply didnt have anything to donate to them;-(

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