Alberta Wind Chill Warning: Extreme Conditions Forecast For Parts Of Province

01/05/2014 03:38 EST | Updated 01/25/2014 04:01 EST

An extreme wind chill warning has been issued for parts of eastern Alberta, as cold Arctic air meets winds of 20 to 30 km/h.

Temperatures are expected to drop to -45 C with the chill, according to Environment Canada.

"Winds will diminish by the early afternoon however temperatures will remain below normal tonight," said a release by the agency.

During extreme wind chill frostbite on skin may occur in less than five minutes, Environment Canada warns.

The warning was issued for the following regions:

Brooks - Strathmore - Vulcan

Cypress Hills Provincial Park - Foremost

Drumheller - Three Hills

Hanna - Coronation - Oyen

Lethbridge - Taber - Milk River

Lloydminster - Wainwright - Vermilion - Provost

Medicine Hat - Bow Island - Suffield

Red Deer - Ponoka - Innisfail - Stettler

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