Cold winter weather is expected in Calgary this week with daytime highs ranging from -9 C to – 18 C and overnight temperatures hovering around -20 C.
It’s anticipated early morning wind chill values will be close to -30 with wind chill, likely causing students to be stuck inside for recess.
Calgary roads are expected to be slippery after a significant change in temperature from Friday to Saturday; the daytime high on Friday was 10 C which caused a lot of melting snow, then Saturday’s high dropped to -4 C, which caused melted snow to freeze again.
There are two factors at play driving these conditions. First, precipitation continues to flow up the west coast and toward Alberta. That moisture is running directly into cold arctic air that is forcing the temperatures down. The long-range jetstream models suggest this pattern will likely last until the middle of next week, or closer to the middle of March.
Some regions across the country are looking to see even more extreme weather. Manitobans were warned Sunday night to avoid unnecessary travel ahead of an incoming winter storm.
As of Monday morning, Alberta was free of any weather warnings. For the latest updates on watches and warnings from Environment Canada click here.
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