It might not feel it if you spend more than a few minutes outside, but Calgary is actually getting a little warmer… compared to earlier this week, that is.
The Environment Canada extreme cold warning that the city had been under has finally been lifted, though that’s not to say that the rest of Alberta isn’t still facing the dangerously cold temperatures.
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According to the Alberta alert report from Environment Canada, 25 of Alberta’s 34 regions are still facing an extreme cold warning, including Calgary’s neighbouring regions of Brooks and Airdrie.
A map of the active alerts — as of 10:21 am this morning — shows that it’s mostly just south and southwest Alberta that is safe from the extreme cold, extending as far north as the Nodegg – Forestry Trunk Road Highway 734 region.
The rest of the province remains at risk of frostbite developing within minutes and wind chills between -40°C and -50°C, though the cold arctic air is expected to see some moderation by Thursday afternoon.
Still, even with Calgary avoiding the extreme cold warning this time around, the city is still seeing freezing temperatures with a low of -28°C tonight and -15°C during the day on Thursday.
Friday will drop even further to -20°C and include periods of snow, while the real cold will come on Saturday with -24°C, according to Environment Canada’s latest weekly weather forecast.