Alberta Is In For -20 C "Highs" During Next Week's Brutal Cold Snap

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Alberta Is In For -20 C "Highs" During Next Week's Brutal Cold Snap

Alberta has been in the news a lot this winter for having what feels like impossibly cold weather. While we wish we could give you different news, we are back with another frigid Alberta winter weather report. According to current forecasts, -20 C highs are what Calgary and Edmonton have to look forward to during the approaching Alberta cold dome. 

A cold dome is defined as a "mass of cold air, with an overall shape like that of an inverted saucer, that forms over areas.” Which is exactly what Alberta can prepare for starting this weekend.

The weather event will usher in temperatures as low as -45 C in some places. These lows will vary by region, but there's no question that it's going to be negative double-digits across the board.

Alberta was the coldest place on Earth back in November, so needless to say, it's been a rough few months.

According to The Weather Network, Edmonton and Calgary are in for highs of -20 C or colder for several days in a row. The extreme frigid weather will bear down on Alberta for about a week. 

According to Global News meteorologist Jesse Beyer, an “Arctic outbreak is looking more and more likely” in the Canadian west.

Beyer states that temperatures in the -30s are already present in the northern regions of Alberta.

According to The Weather Network, the less than desirable weather will be beginning in Edmonton on Saturday, January 11 with highs of -20 C, feeling closer to -30 C. Not to mention scattered flurries.

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The following six days in Edmonton will see highs of -28 C, -30 C, -31 C, -30 C, -25 C, and -23 C, respectively. 

From Sunday to Friday, the temperatures will actually feel a lot colder. Monday's wind chill values are currently posted at -35 C.

Here's the current seven-day forecast for Edmonton:

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In Calgary, the freezing daily highs will start on Sunday, January 12 with a low of -23 C, which will feel more like -28 C. 

 Below is a snapshot of the next seven days in Calgary:

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Beyond January 15, temperatures will hover at around -26 C until it finally begins to warm up on Friday, January 17 to -18 C.

At this point, we only have one thing left to say -- bundle up.

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Stephanie Hilash
Staff Writer
Stephanie Hilash is a guest staff writer
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