Windchill warning ends and high winds will slow this afternoon

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Windchill warning issued for Dec. 23

Environment Canada has ended a windchll warning in the Southwest as daytime temperature begin to climb in the Swift Current region.

Environment Canada ended their windchill warning at 10:30 a.m., as windchill values improved to the -30 range, an improvement from the extreme -40 to -50 degree windchill values Southwest residents woke up to this morning.

Temperatures across the Southwest are expected to climb from a midnight low of -28 Celsius all the way to the forecast high of -6 Celsius later today.

The extreme windchill values from this morning were fueled by high winds, with a morning high gust of 67 kilometers per hour keeping the chilling windchills in the -40 range for much of the morning.

At 11 a.m., Maple Creek had already risen to -11 Celsius, while Swift Current remained at -16.

The warming weather trend is expected to bring above freezing temperatures by Boxing Day, and there is actually a 30 per cent chance of rain to accompany a +3 Celsius forecast on Dec. 27.


Organizations: Environment Canada

Geographic location: Saskatchewan, Southern Saskatchewan

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