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Environment Canada ends extreme cold warning

Environment Canada has ended the extreme cold warning that went into effect last week.

The warning ended as temperatures have returned to daytime highs near -20 C. Although this is still closer than average for this time of year, it’s not cold enough to cause an extreme cold warning.

The warning went out on January 10 as daytime highs were as cold as -35 C, with the windchill making the air feel closer to -55 C.

The extreme cold led to Edmonton Transit Service accepting all riders to help get them out of the cold, and the province even releasing a power grid alert for several days due to surging electricity.

This week is expecting to see temperatures reach as warm as -14 C, which is the projected daytime high for Friday.

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