Calgary under extreme cold warning, weekend brings warmer weather

Jan 12 2018, 12:47 am

It’s a cold one out there, Calgary.

Environment Canada has issued an extreme cold warning for much of Alberta including the City of Calgary, as of Thursday morning.

The wind chills are expected to last for multiple days, though short-term weather forecasts show some warmer weather ahead.

Today will see a chance of flurries alongside lows of -25Ā°C (though it will feel a tad colder with the wind) but that will be the coldest Calgary will get as we head into the weekend.

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Calgary weather this weekend (Environment Canada)

Gloves, toques, scarves, and anything else you can pad yourself with will still be a necessity on Friday, as the day will see temperatures hover around -15Ā°C.

Saturday and Sunday are the week’s respite from the cold, with a high of -1Ā°C coming on Saturday alongside sunny skies, and a reasonable -5Ā°C to -10Ā°C spread on Sunday.

But until we make it into the weekend, make sure to keep yourselves bundled up tight, as Environment Canada warns that frostbite can develop within mere minutes if skin is left exposed.

Other cold related symptoms may include chest pain, shortness of breath, muscle pain and weakness, numbness, and colour change in fingers and toes.

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