Mother nature isn't done with winter yet and has brought in some extreme colds for Swift Current and area.
The extreme cold warning was issued yesterday around 3:30 p.m. It's expected to last for the rest of the week, until Saturday or Sunday.
Temperature for the next two days will hover around -30 C, with windchills around -41 C.
Brian Proctor, a meteorologist with Environment and Climate Change Canada, says that they issued the warning before temperatures jumped off the deep end to get ahead of the game.
"The Storm Prediction Center decided to bite the bullet and put out the extreme cold warning even though we didn't quite reach forecast criteria," said Proctor. "One of our concerns with the situation is if we see a little less cloud coverage out there, we're definitely going to drop those temperatures from what we currently forecast, and that should allow those wind chill values to get down to the -40 C range."
Anyone headed outside is encouraged to dress in multiple layers and to keep their exposure limited. Frostbite can occur in minutes, so exposed skin is at extreme risk during -40 C and below. Ensuring that if you are walking to destinations, you step into venues to warm up regularly is a good way to help cut back the dangers of the cold.
March is likely to be a cool one, despite the recent warm temperatures hinting at spring throughout February.
"Most of Western Canada is going to be below seasonal, so a little bit cool," said Proctor. "Hopefully, not to the extremes we're seeing right now, but it does look like it's going to be a little bit of a cool start to spring."