Bitter cold locked in place for southern Alberta
Saturday, December 30, 2017, 12:47 PM - Snow will continue to taper off Saturday into the overnight hours, while frigid air will remain locked into place, producing temperatures well below the freezing mark.
Extreme cold warnings remain in effect across Alberta, with wind chill values in the minus 40s. "A prolonged period of very cold wind chills is expected, read a warning for Calgary. "Extreme cold conditions are expected to continue through the weekend."
While bitter temperatures will stick around for the weekend, the potential for chinook winds to develop across Alberta could push temperatures above the freezing mark late next week.
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Additional snowfall amounts through Saturday:
• Medicine Hat toward Lethbridge: 10-15 cm
• Foothills: 10-20 cm
• Calgary: 10 cm
• Red Deer: Less than 5 cm
There is a sharp cutoff for areas further north, with less than 5 cm expected for areas such as Red Deer.
Check back for updates as we continue to monitor the forecast.