Wind chill to hit -40C as extreme cold warning drags on in Calgary

The extreme cold warning is continuing in Calgary, with temperatures expected to hit -18 C on Tuesday, Environment Canada said.

The cold will be coupled with periods of snow beginning this morning.

The wind chill will bite in the morning as it dips to -40C, but will rise to -25C in the afternoon.

The overnight low is predicted to be -25C.

Al Onia runs in Parkdale on yet another frigid morning in Calgary, Monday February 11, 2019. 

But don’t despair, the weather is expected to warm slightly this week, with a high of -12C predicted on Thursday.

An Environment Canada meteorologist said a preliminary forecast suggests next week won’t be much warmer than the immediate seven-day freeze frame.

“Looking ahead, I suspect we’ll be seeing more next week of what we’ll get at the end of this week,” said Kyle Fougere. “The pattern doesn’t seem to change too, too much.”

The week that began with flurries and a high of -21 C, but with a windchill of -35 C. It is expected to moderate slightly but will still remain far colder than the norm for this time of year — a maximum daily temperature of 0 C.


Today’s High -18 C
Today’s Low -25 C
Average High -0.4 C
Average Low -12.4 C
Historic High 18.9 in 1934
Historic Low -37.2 C in 1909
Tomorrow’s High            -15 C
Tomorrow’s Low            -21 C

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Calgary is under an extreme cold warning that remains for most of Alberta. The warning extends through parts of Saskatchewan as well.

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