Extreme cold warning for Yellowknife and many NWT regions

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Environment Canada is warning of extreme cold in Yellowknife Monday, as well as the Fort Resolution, Lutsel K’e, North Slave and Thebacha regions.

Minus 50 to 55 temperatures with wind chill will remain across these regions today, staying until mid week. Environment Canada warns temperatures will be coldest overnight.

And if it’s too cold for you, it’s too cold for your pet. The weather agency warns pets should be kept inside.

People should cover up to avoid frostbite, and be wary of the following cold-related symptoms: ‘shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and colour change in fingers and toes.’

Paulatuk is experiencing blizzard conditions, with south winds of 70 gusting to 90 kilometres per hour. The blizzard is expected to end Monday evening.

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