Bundle up, YYC: It's going to feel like -31°C in Calgary on February 3

Jan 31 2019, 12:42 am

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.


Calgary weather this week (The Weather Network)

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.


Calgary weather this week (Environment Canada)

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!

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