After a weekend of windy weather, gusts of snow and double-digit temperatures, a wind warning remains in effect for the city of Calgary and much of central and southern Alberta.
At 4:46 a.m. on Monday, Environment Canada renewed the wind warning that was originally introduced in Calgary on Saturday evening.
Wind warnings are issued when there is a significant risk of damaging the wind.
“Strong winds between 90 and 100 km / h will continue today,” said Environment Canada in a statement.
“These strong northwest winds are expected to subside by early evening. Falling snow in combination with these winds can lead to poor visibility when the snow is blowing. “
Environment Canada warns that the shingles and windows of some buildings can be damaged. Strong winds can also throw loose objects or cause branches to break.
Calgary is now -11ºC, although with the wind chill it feels more like -23ºC. The good news is that the snowstorms we saw overnight stopped early this morning and a mix of sun and clouds is expected for the remainder of Monday.
According to The Weather Network, the forecast looks much better for the rest of the week, with a mix of sun and cloud and a high of 16 ° C through Thursday – though Calgary-style town may get some sleet showers on Friday.
Stay safe out there, YYC.