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Wind chill warnings in effect for the Prairies

Parts of the Prairies could feel like -40°C Wednesday evening
Parts of the Prairies could feel like -40°C Wednesday evening

Staff writers

January 30, 2013 — Wind chill warnings are in effect for parts of Saskatchewan and Manitoba as the temperature drops Wednesday evening.

Parts of Saskatchewan and Manitoba are going to fee like -40°C Wednesday night, prompting Environment Canada to issue a series of wind chill warnings for eastern sections of the provinces.

In some places, the freezing temperatures will be accompanied with winds of up to 20 km/h, making it feel even colder.

The chill is expected to ease a bit on Thursday only to return during the evening, when the nightly low could plunge below -30°C.

At these extreme temperatures fostbite can occur in less than 10 minutes.

Visit the Canadian Cities Index to keep on top of watches and warnings across the country.

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