BOW VALLEY – An extreme cold warning has been issued for Canmore and Kananaskis as temperatures are expected to dip to -40 C.
Environment Canada issued the cold warning Monday (Jan. 13) afternoon indicating a "multi-day episode of very cold wind chills" will continue.
"Extreme wind chill values near -40 C will occur tonight and Tuesday (Jan. 14)," the warning reads.
"Frigid temperatures are expected to persist over Alberta throughout the week."
The warning is in effect for Kananaskis Improvement District near Highwood House and Kananaskis Village, the M.D. of Bighorn near Canmore, Exshaw, Ghost Lake and Ghost River Wilderness.
Enivronment Canada said 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," stated the warning on Environment Canada's website.
"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."
Visit Environment Canada's website for more information and up-to-date weather advisories.