Extreme cold warning returns to Edmonton and many parts of Alberta

If you are planning to enjoy Family Day outside on Monday morning, bundle up. The extreme cold warning returned to Edmonton and many parts of Alberta at 4:26 a.m.

Environment Canada said the warning was issued for the Edmonton region because wind chill values were expected to approach -40 C in parts of northern and central Alberta on Monday morning.

Frostbite can develop in minutes on exposed skin, especially with wind chill, Environment Canada warned.

All of northern Alberta was under the extreme cold warning on Monday morning. The warning stretched all the way down to the southern part of the province, including communities like Medicine Hat and Lethbridge.

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The good news — the warning should be short lived. Global News weather specialist Mike Sobel said while it was about -25 C in Edmonton at 6 a.m., the temperature was expected to climb to -13 C by the afternoon.

Sobel said the temperature was expected to continue to climb into Tuesday, with the temperature expected to reach -4 C.

The high for Edmonton on Wednesday was expected to be -8 C.

Edmonton had been under the warning for much of February until it was lifted on Friday morning. From the start the month, the city had the longest stretch of failing to get through 24 hours without dipping to -20 C or lower since January of 1998.

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