“Well, it’s another cold, cold morning across the Lower Mainland, especially in the Fraser Valley where those gusty Arctic Outflow winds are making it feel minus 10 to minus 15.”
And Global BC meteorlogist Mark Madryga says we aren’t done yet.
“We’ll have a similar scenario tonight but at least sunny by day. Now, Thursday looks dry but Friday’s going to be interesting as we have a weather system sliding down the coast. It will be cold enough to have some snow in the mix on Friday. The weekend, a little milder, probably a mix of rain and snow. No snowfall amounts at this point, really hard to determine.”
Meanwhile, how are construction workers, flaggers, or anyone with a job outside coping with this cold spurt?
“Layer up, layer up, that’s it. Just layer up, that’s all I got.”
Construction worker Corrine Dean says the secret is keeping your feet warm, and packing in extra heat.
“Heat packs in my feet and in my fingers. I have two pairs of socks on, pair of long johns, pair of yoga pants, another pair of pants, and these pants. I have two hoodies, this jacket and a long sleeve shirt.”
Her co-worker Sean Joseph says the job also helps.
“I stay pretty physical at work too. As long as you’re staying busy you can stay pretty warm.”
And John Drury, a newspaper street vendor says if you’re not prepared – it can hurt.
“My toes and the tips of my fingers are usually really numb and my nose.”
All three say a hot cup of coffee can help but layering is the best option.