Extreme cold weather to continue throughout Family Day weekend in Calgary

Feb 12 2021, 9:09 am

Looks like we won’t be seeing any warm temperatures over the Family Day weekend this year.

There’s currently light snow falling in Calgary, and temperatures of -21°C feeling like -31°C with the wind chill.

According to The Weather Network, the snow is expected to last on and off throughout the day, bringing about 1 cm of the white stuff to YYC.

A few flurries will continue into Friday evening, with less than 1 cm predicted, and we’ll see a high of -28°C overnight.

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The Weather Network

The extreme cold warning that Environment Canada put into place on Monday morning is still in effect today, so bundle up if you have to go outside, and watch for cold related symptoms (shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and colour change in fingers and toes.)

We could experience a high of -21°C, feeling like -28°C, on Saturday afternoon, and then temperatures will plummet overnight to feel like -34°C with the wind chill.

Sunday morning brings a high of -28°C, but things are expected to warm up to -19°C by the afternoon.

On the plus side, it’s not likely that we’ll get any more snow over Family Day weekend, with a mix of sun and clouds in the forecast for both Saturday and Sunday.

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The Weather Network

Environment Canada announced that this prolonged cold snap in Alberta is expected to end by Monday, so at least we’ve got that to look forward to.

Either way, we get an extra day off to relax this weekend, whether you choose to brave the cold or stay cozy indoors.

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