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Calgary and surrounding area under extreme cold warning

Last Updated Jan 14, 2020 at 6:38 am MDT

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CALGARY (660 NEWS) – The City of Calgary, and the entire province of Alberta are under an extreme cold warning.

Environment Canada says extreme wind chills of minus 40 or colder are possible and the freezing temperatures are expected to continue through the week.

Cold weather can result in several different symptoms including shortness of breath, chest pain and weakness, numbness and changing colours in fingers and toes.

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Any extended exposure to the cold can also result in frostbite, which can, in extreme cases, cause irreversible tissue damage.

If possible, limit outdoor exposure for yourself and your pets.

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Anyone who has to be out in the cold must be dressed to fit the conditions and take frequent breaks from the extreme temperatures.

Environment Canada encourages everyone to monitor alerts and forecasts and to report severe weather by sending an email to ABstorm@canada.ca.