Albertans brace for bone-chilling weather and show off their frozen faces

Extreme cold warnings are in place for all of Alberta as the polar vortex pushes its way across the Prairies.

In Alberta, the lowest temperature Sunday was recorded in Fort Chipewyan, about 710 km northeast of Edmonton, where it was –47.3 C, breaking the previous record of –45.6 C set in 1936.

Calgary hasn’t reached that level of cold yet, but as of Monday afternoon it was –24 C, or –35 with the wind chill.

Environment Canada has said the cold snap is expected to persist into the weekend for many areas of Alberta. It recommended covering up as the risk of frost bite is high in these conditions.

CBC Calgary asked Albertans to share photos of their frozen eyelashes, beards and hair as they brave the cold Monday. Here are a few of the snapshots!

With files from Mickey Djuric.

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