Extreme cold is on its way to Calgary this weekend.
While this Canadian city has seen its fair share of -10°C days over the past few months, winter was overdue to arrive in full force, plunging the temperatures down to -20°C and -30°C.
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Our neighbours over in Toronto have already been feeling the bite of winter — massive snowfalls, freezing temperatures, and devastating storms have been burying the city and cancelling flights for the past few days — and now that cold snap is slowly but surely creeping towards Calgary.
The Weather Network’s 7-day forecast calls for temperatures dropping down to -21°C on Sunday, though state that it will feel closer to -31°C when you factor in the wind chill.
Monday will be nearly as cold, dropping down to -24°C on the dials and feeling like -30°C.
Note that these are daytime temperatures, which have around a 40% chance of being accompanied by scattered flurries.
Environment Canada’s forecast goes a little easier on YYC, calling for a low of just -20°C on both Sunday and Monday, prefaced by a dip down to -8°C and -9°C on Friday and Saturday, respectively.
But, before we get to the point where the air is so cold it hurts to breathe, we’ll actually be seeing a couple of mild days today and tomorrow.
January 30 is expected to warm up to 3°C, with the same showing coming tomorrow to finish off January on a bright note.
…It’s just February we’ve really got to worry about, apparently.
Mittens on, people!