Environment Canada has issued an Extreme Cold Warning for several areas in southern Alberta including Cochrane. 

The wind chill values are expected to be near -40 C tonight. 

Tomorrow does look a bit better during the daylight hours but the extreme conditions are expected to return again on Friday night. 

We're being reminded to watch for cold related symptoms which include shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and colour change in fingers and toes.

If you're planning to head outside, it's advised that you dress warmly and in layers. 

Also included in the cold warning is:

  • Mountain View Co. near Carstairs and Stirlingville
  • Mountain View Co. near Cremona and Water Valley
  • Mountain View Co. near Olds and Didsbury
  • Mountain View Co. near Sundre
  • Rocky View Co. near Airdrie and Crossfield
  • Rocky View Co. near Bottrel and Madden