Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Out like a lion

Or perhaps a six-headed gargoyle from hell? After enduring a blustery blizzard all day yesterday that buried part of the hedge in the front yard (it's about four feet tall), we woke up to -33 C temps this morning. Here's the weather report on the Environment Canada website for our area:

Wind Chill Warning in Effect

Wind chills of minus 40 to minus 45 this morning.

This is a warning that extreme wind chill conditions are imminent or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..Listen for updated statements.

Cold northerly winds have ushered in cold Arctic air over the province. Temperatures near minus 30 along with wind speeds of 15 to 20 km/h are producing wind chill values near or below minus 40 across Western Saskatchewan this morning. These will moderate above warning criteria this morning as temperatures rise and winds diminish.

At these wind chill values frostbite on exposed skin is possible within 10 minutes.

Come on, weather man! It's MARCH!! Gotta get me some of that there global warming.


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