A steady west wind weekend for Calgary
Models continue backing off on Thursday’s high temperature, but I still say we split the difference.
Later this afternoon, we’ll get back to west wind, and should find our way out of this hole that we’ve started the morning in. Overnight conditions from Thursday to Friday are also going to pick up, leaving us with fairly mild low temperatures – but, they’re still plenty cold enough to generate that thaw/melt cycle that nobody is particularly fond of.
The early outlook for our temperature trend shows a marginal dip out to the coming midweek, but our seasonal normal line will remain beneath any forecast changes.
Elsewhere in the province and nation:
I won’t run the gamut, but:
- BC: snowfall warnings, winter storm warnings
- Everywhere else: Extreme cold warnings or extreme cold advisories (in the grey)
- Southern ON, QU: Snow squall watches
The polar vortex is doing a number. Elsewhere. Everywhere-elsewhere. Calgary’s current wind chill has slipped below projections and is sitting at -27 in the 6 o’clock hour. I hope this map contextualizes it a bit. We’re doing just fine – especially moving forward.
YOUR FIVE-DAY CALGARY FORECAST
- Evening: some cloud, low -4 C
- Mostly cloudy
- Daytime high: 5 C
- Evening: some cloud, low -4 C
- Daytime high: 6 C
- Evening: some cloud, low -4 C
- Partly cloudy
- Daytime high: 5 C
- Evening: mainly clear, low -2 C
- Partly cloudy
- Daytime high: 3 C
- Evening: mainly clear, low -1 C
- Partly cloudy
- Daytime high: 4 C
- Evening: mainly cloudy, low -2 C
Shameless plug of a dear friend, as an opening thank you to Chris Ratzlaff, who runs the Alberta Aurora Chasers Facebook group (definitely worth the check!) and asked for ZTF requests. So, enjoy the deluge of photographs that have come in! We’ll start with Cam’s pic:
Second, we have Travis’s pic:
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