UPDATED Cold gets intense in Stettler region Jan 11, warnings issued

UPDATED Cold gets intense in Stettler region Jan 11, warnings issued

UPDATED Thursday night sees windchill and extreme cold warning issued for central Alberta

UPDATED

Central Alberta residents should be aware of extreme cold warnings issued by Environment Canada for this region. As of 6 p.m., the temperature is at least -26 degrees in most parts of the region, but it’s expected to get far colder tonight.

Forecasts call for the overnight low to dip to at least -30 degrees, possibly colder, plus a windchill of at least -9 degrees. Plan accordingly, plug your vehicle in and don’t forget to bring the cat and dog inside.

The weekend forecast brings relief: -3 degrees Saturday, -7 degrees Sunday.

Original story

Central Alberta residents in general should prepare themselves for another deep freeze, at least over the next few days.

According to several sources Tuesday, January 9, including The Weather Network and Environment Canada, temperatures during the day will fall rapidly into the -20’s, bottoming out Tuesday night about -23 degrees. The wind chill factor Tuesday will be about -10 degrees, with high danger to anyone outside with inadequate clothing. Tuesday sees a 40 to 60 per cent chance of about 1 cm of snowfall overnight.

Wednesday January 10 will see a high around -23 degrees plus that 10 degree wind chill, along with a 40 per cent chance of roughly 1 cm of snowfall.

Thursday, January 11 sees the mercury hovering around -22 degrees most of the day, with mostly clouds and a bit of sun. The wind chill will still remain about 10 degrees but only 30 per cent chance of snow.

Friday, January 12 will be much the same, with a high around -20 degrees, partial sun and clouds with that 10 degree wind chill.

Saturday and Sunday, January 13 and 14 sees relief come to central Alberta. Saturday will see a high of -7 degrees, Sunday -10 degrees, sun and clouds both days and zero per cent chance of precipitation.

editor@stettlerindependent.com