Environment Canada has announced a province-wide weather statement in regards to a heat warning for all Albertans at 9:44 PM on Monday night. The Special Weather Statement advises that temperatures are well above normal and that it is expected that the record high heats will continue until at least Wednesday or Thursday of this week.
Read the statement below to be sure you’re taking care of yourself, your children and other loved ones in this extreme heat. This is crucial to your health and safety.
The original Special Weather Statement by Environment Canada:
Please remember to be careful with the extreme heat, fellow Edmontonians and Albertans alike.
These conditions pose a health risk when you are not used to the heat.ENVIRONMENT CANADA
SAFETY FIRST — If you plan on spending long periods of time outdoors, don’t be sparse with the sunscreen, and be sure to use at least SPF 30. It is advised to put sunscreen on twenty minutes before heading out, and remember to re-apply it if you’ll be outdoors for several hours at a time.
Just remember to drink a lot of cold liquids and take breaks from direct sunlight throughout the day if you’ll be spending long periods of time outdoors throughout the week.
Global’s SkyTracker shows entire province of Alberta under special statement:
— Peter Quinlan (@PQuinlanGlobal) May 2, 2016
FORT MCMURRAY WILDFIRES — Also, our thoughts are with those residing in and around Fort McMurray during this time of crisis. Although things have calmed a bit as of late, it is still a rather devastating event to have to deal with, and firefighters have once again left the scene of any nearby forest fires due to the night’s darkness, and will return again at the day’s first light. [See our initial coverage of this story here.]
Alberta (and abroad) firefighters, thank you for all that you do to ensure the people’s continued safety. Be safe out there.