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Here comes winter: -22°C, snowfall, and a southern Alberta wind warning in the forecast

DH Calgary Staff Jan 29, 2018 12:23 pm 1,200

Brace yourselves, Calgary.

The warm respite from winter that we’ve been enjoying these past few days is about to come to a cold and snowy end, with temperatures plunging well below zero and a few days of snow awaiting us in the forecast.

The start of the week stays relatively mind, but Tuesday is when Mother Nature flips the switch, going from 3°C and sunny during the day to a biting -14°C at night.


Calgary weather this week (Environment Canada)

Wednesday hardly warms up any more than that, bringing with it a 30% chance of snow in the evening. Thursday through Saturday are much of the same, dropping as low as -22°C on Friday night with periods of snow throughout the entire day.

By Sunday the snow will have let off a little bit and the sun may make an appearance, but we’d still reccomend the full getup of mittens, scarves, boots, and just generally staying indoors as much as possible.

If you’re planning on a trip anywhere south of Calgary today, keep in mind that there is a wind warning in effect for most of southern Alberta, with winds blowing as hard as 120 km/hour – so just be sure to keep a strong grip on that umbrella.


Areas of southern Alberta affected by the current wind warning (Google Maps)

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