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

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


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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