Calgary's extreme cold warning expected to last into the weekend

Feb 11 2021, 8:53 am

Yes, it’s still cold in Calgary.

The extreme cold warning that Environment Canada put into place early Monday morning remains in effect, and Albertans are warned to “watch for cold related symptoms: shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and colour change in fingers and toes.”

It’s -30°C in Calgary right now, with the windchill making it feel like -43°C.

We’ll see a mix of sun and clouds over the next few days, and The Weather Network forecasts that both Friday and Saturday will have highs of -20°C, feeling like -27°C.

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The Weather Network

“Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frost bite and hypothermia,” said Environment Canada, “This prolonged cold snap will persist into the weekend for most of Alberta.”

Sunday brings temperatures of -15°C, and then it looks like we’ll finally get a break from the cold moving into next week.

A high of -6°C is expected on Monday, with Tuesday warming up to a balmy -4°C – although we may get a few flurries.

For now, bundle up and stay indoors if you can, and here’s hoping YYC warms up sooner rather than later!