Extreme cold warning in effect for a number of NWT communities

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Extreme cold warnings have been declared for much of the Northwest Territories overnight as temperatures are set to drop drastically.

The warnings are in effect for Yellowknife, Inuvik, Behchokǫ̀ and a number of other communities.

Temperatures with wind chill will reach between minus 50 and minus 55 Thursday morning.

Wind chills near minus 50 have already developed along the north coast of the Northwest Territories, according to Environment Canada.

“This cold air will move southward overnight,” the federal agency said in a statement. “These extreme cold wind chill values will persist into Friday and may linger into the weekend in some communities.”

Warnings are in place for the Aklavik Region, Colville Lake, Deline, Inuvik, the North Slave region including Wekweèti, Whatì and Behchokǫ̀, Paulatuk, Sachs Harbour, the South Delta region including Fort McPherson, Tsiigehtchic, Tuktoyaktuk, Ulukhatok, and the Yellowknife region.

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