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Canada is really living up to its reputation as a bitterly cold northern nation right now.
According to Environment Canada, there are currently over a hundred weather warnings in place coast to coast for either extreme cold or snowfall.
The map displays weather warnings in red, statements in grey, and watches in yellow, with some provinces such as Manitoba and Ontario being completely blanketed red statements.
Extreme cold warnings make up the vast majority of red statements on the map and those warnings are only issued when temperatures reach levels that could cause hypothermia or frostbite.
All of Northern and most of Central Manitoba R under Extreme Cold Warnings. A prolonged period of very cold wind chills is expected.—— Brad R Davidson (@BradlRDavidson) January 18, 2019
Wind chill values in -40 to -50 range R expected on Thurs & overnight into Friday. Even colder conditions R forecast...MBstorm@canada.ca #MBStorm. pic.twitter.com/RnpjJQ27yB
On the east coast, much of the Maritimes is covered by grey statements, most which warn of yet another nasty winter storm forecast.
Local news outlets are claiming the storm, expected to hit Friday night, will be a "show stopper" potentially bringing 30 centimetres of snowfall.
Sunday-Monday Maritimes storm likely to be a high impact event.— Ryan Snoddon (@ryansnoddon) January 16, 2019
•30+ cm snow potential
•50+mm rain potential
•Significant freezing rain possible
•Very strong winds
However the track is key & given it's 4-5 days out, plenty of uncertainty remains.
#StayTuned #nsstorm #nbstorm pic.twitter.com/vfCGa0x1KD