Wind chill warning issued for majority of province
© Cole Carruthers
Sky-Tech Construction employees Reece Hubbard and Craig McMillan brave the figid temperatures
during a wind chill weather alert issued Sunday.
By early Sunday afternoon, the temperature was reported to be -38 C in The Friendly City.
The Weather Network and Environment Canada were reporting wind chill warnings for most of the province, with the very southern regions being the only ones excluded.
Environment Canada reported Regina sitting at -42 C from wind chill, Prince Albert at -41 C and Saskatoon at - 40 C.
“In this kind of cold it can become a safety issue,” Sky-Tech Construction employee Reece Hubbard told the Times-Herald. Hubbard was part of a crew laying cable on one of the towers beside the SaskTel building, between Fairford and Ominica Street on Sunday.
“It just makes everything harder and your hands just don’t work properly,” Hubbard added.
Environment Canada was warning the public of extreme wind chills for Sunday night and Monday.
“A cold airmass and moderate northwest winds will combine to produce extreme wind chill values over most of Southern Saskatchewan until Monday afternoon,” according to Environment Canada. “As of 3 p.m., wind chills are in the minus 40 to minus 42 range over much of the region. Wind chills will remain in the minus 40 to minus 45 range overnight and Monday morning over most of Southern Saskatchewan.”
“At these extreme wind chill values frostbite on exposed skin may occur in less than ten minutes,” Environment Canada warned.
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