Strong winds gusting up to 70 km/h and fresh snow are creating reduced visibility in blowing snow and Environment Canada has issued blowing snow advisories throughout the Central Plains, Pembina Valley, and Southeast.

Environment Canada says that blowing snow will diminish Friday morning as winds gradually weaken.

In the meantime, travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility. The national forecaster says that if visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop.

Meanwhile, the north is dealing with an extreme blast of arctic air.

Temperatures in the mid-minus 30s to 40s combined with gusty northwesterly winds continue to produce extreme wind chill values of minus 45 to minus 50.

Near extreme wind chills will persist for the next few days as a frigid Arctic air mass remains in place.

Current watches and warnings

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