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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Extreme Cold Warning has expanded to include the B.C. South Peace and parts of Northern Alberta.

The wind chill will make the temperature feel more like minus 43 during the day on Saturday due to strong wind gusts of up to 60km/h. Overnight Saturday the temperature will drop to minus 31, but the wind chill will still feel more like minus 43.

The temperature will remain cold on Sunday with a high of minus 27 and a wind chill of minus 43 in the morning and minus 32 in the afternoon.

The temperature should start to improve by Tuesday when the forecast calls for a high of minus 19.

See the full warning below.

12:50 AM PST Saturday 02 February 2019
Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

  • B.C. North Peace River
  • B.C. South Peace River

A period of very cold wind chills continues.

With arctic air now settled over the Peace region, strong northerly winds will continue this morning to produce wind chill values below minus 40. Windy conditions are expected to last through Sunday morning.

Extreme cold puts everyone at risk.

Risks are greater for young children, older adults, people with chronic illnesses, people working or exercising outdoors, and those without proper shelter.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.

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