Edmonton area under extreme cold warning, -40 wind chill expected

All of northern and northeastern Alberta was placed under an extreme cold warning Monday afternoon, following a dip in temperatures across the region.

“The snow that fell overnight last night into this morning was associated with a cold front that was pushing through ahead of a dome of cold arctic air, which will sit over the area into tomorrow,” Sarah Hoffman, Environment Canada meteorologist, said.

Edmonton is set to see a low of -23 C overnight Monday, with wind chill making that feel like -28. Outlying areas around the city could see it drop down to -40, according to Environment Canada.

Other areas in the northern and northeastern parts of the province are also expected to see wind chill as cold as -40.

However, Environment Canada said it is not expected to be a long-lasting cold and temperatures will soon improve.

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“Luckily by Wednesday we have those warm gusty westerly winds that should warm things up again and bring us back to above normal temperatures,” said Hoffman.

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