02/24/2014 11:43 EST | Updated 02/24/2014 11:59 EST

Wind Chill Warnings Issued Across Alberta

A Commuter bundles up against extreme cold conditions Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, in Chicago. Temperatures in the area were hovering around zero with sub-zero wind chill reading hitting 10 below. Forecasters say waves of frigid Arctic air began moving over the region Saturday night Jan. 19, 2013. Temperatures are expected to rebound Wednesday Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

Environment Canada has issued wind chill warnings for several areas across Alberta Monday morning.

High Prairie and Peace River, along with several communities in Alberta's northwest, are under the warning as temperatures plunged below minus 40 C with the wind chill

As well, Lethbridge, Crowsnest Pass and surrounding areas in southern Alberta and Lloydminster and Hanna in eastern Alberta are under wind chill warnings.

Environment Canada issues windchill warnings when the temperature dips below minus 40 C for at least three hours.

Warnings have not been issued for Calgary or Edmonton, but wind chill factors in both cities were below minus 30 C early Monday.

The extreme cold is only expected to last overnight before rising significantly Tuesday.

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