Extreme cold warning (Feb 2 2023 4pm)

A period of very cold wind chills is expected.

On Friday, an arctic airmass will combine with strong northwest winds to give bitterly cold conditions. Windchill values of minus 35 to minus 42 are expected to develop Friday night and will persist into Saturday morning before beginning to moderate Saturday afternoon as winds subside.

Watch for cold related symptoms: shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and colour change in fingers and toes.

Cover up. Frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin, especially with wind chill.

Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frost bite and hypothermia.

Information is provided on the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness website at https://novascotia.ca/nse/environmental-health/staying-warm-in-winter.asp.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to NSstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #NSStorm.

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