Whistler will see wind chill hit -20 C today, Feb.3 

Results of arctic outflow “will be the lowest temperatures experienced this winter”

click to enlarge TOURISM WHISTLER / MIKE CRANE - Today's temperatures will be amongst the coldest Whistler will experience this winter.
  • Tourism Whistler / Mike Crane
  • Today's temperatures will be amongst the coldest Whistler will experience this winter.

Environment Canada has issued an arctic outflow warning for Whistler today, forecasting cold arctic air gusts and “bitterly cold conditions” accompanied by flurries.

The temperature will remain steady near -8 C while the wind chill hit -20, as of 8 a.m.. There is a risk of Frostbite.

The Resort of Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) has also issued a winter weather notice, warning residents to travel with emergency supplies, monitor road conditions and forecasts, dress warmly outdoors and drain water lines exposed to cold temperatures.

“Following a relatively mild start to the winter season, these will be the lowest temperatures experienced this winter. Although temperatures will begin to moderate in the middle of next week, they will likely remain below seasonal normals until the following weekend,” read the notice.

According to Environment Canada, the strong arctic outflow winds and, “very cold wind chills will persist early into next week.”

Meanwhile, the RMOW Roads department is monitoring forecasts. To report fallen trees impacting municipal roads and localized flooding to the RMOW Roads Department, call 604-935-8500. If you experience icy conditions on the Village Stroll, report the exact location of the ice to villageops@whistler.ca.

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