Two more days left in the year and two more days of bad weather to cope with.

An extreme cold warning has been issued for Southern Alberta as a prolonged period of very cold wind chills is expected.

Extreme cold conditions are expected to continue through the weekend.

This weather system is also expected to bring heavy snow and while roads so far are not terrible drivers are urged to use caution on area roads.

But on Monday we start to see the end of this cold snap.

Just in time to go back to work on Tuesday the weather forecast says we will have a high of minus 4.

Extreme cold puts everyone at risk.

Watch for cold related symptoms: shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and colour change in fingers and toes.

Cover up. Frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin, especially with wind chill.

If it's too cold for you to stay outside, it's too cold for your pet to stay outside.

Outdoor workers should take regularly scheduled breaks to warm up.

Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frost bite and hypothermia.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to [email protected] or tweet reports using #ABStorm.

 

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