© Graphic courtesy Environment Canada
Environment Canada has placed all of Saskatchewan under a Wind Chill Warning for Jan. 4 and likely all of Jan. 5, with extreme wind chills in the -50 range possible.
All of Saskatchewan remains under a wind chill warning for Saturday and into Sunday, with Environment Canada warning of extreme windchill values in the -50 range.
"Northwest winds behind yesterday's storm system will usher in much colder temperatures for the weekend. Wind chills of minus 40 to minus 45 are likely across Southern Saskatchewan for the next day or so. The coldest wind chills are expected on Sunday morning, when widespread wind chills between minus 45 and minus 50 are expected," Environment Canada warns.
Environment Canada is expecting the extreme wind chills to likely last until Monday afternoon.
They warn that at these extreme wind chill values frostbite on exposed skin may occur in less than 10 minutes.
At 8 p.m. on Saturday, Environment Canada recorded a provincial low windchill of -50 at Key Lake, while the strongest wind gust was recorded in Swift Current at 61 kilometers per hour, and when combined with a -24 Celsius temperature was equating to a -41 windchill.