Calgary bracing for very cold weather
Published Sunday, November 9, 2014 11:42AM MST Last Updated Sunday, November 9, 2014 6:46PM MST
The frigid cold of the polar vortex is coming back, with snow and an "Arctic blast" of winter air set to sweep across Alberta and B.C. in the week ahead.
The polar vortex is expected to bring the coldest temperatures of the season, along with freezing rain or snow for many of the affected areas.
It is likely some cold temperature records could be broken later in the week in parts of Southern Alberta.
Remembrance Day in Calgary could be the coldest since 1955.
On Sunday snowfall warnings were issued for parts of Southern Alberta including Banff, Kananaskis, Canmore, Airdire, and Cochrane.
The temperature hovered around minus 9 C all day Sunday in Calgary and it is going to get colder starting Monday.
Environment Canada is calling for a high of minus 17 C on Monday. Normal highs for this time of year are plus three degrees Celsius.
Roads in and around Calgary are slippery.
Sunday was a "Snow Day" for driving instructor Kiran Sandhu. She had to cancel almost every lesson.
She said "we had about 10 lessons, so I went out this morning for a lesson, eight in the morning and I had to drop it in the middle of the lesson and come back because the roads were really bad and the conditions are so slick."