Jared Dewick from Paradise Landscaping adjusts his balaclava as he clears sidewalks in Chestermere, east of Calgary on Sunday, February 24, 2019. The below-normal temperatures are sticking around for the next week, at least.
Oh good, the deep freeze is back!After a break from the bitter cold last week, Monday brings a chilly start to the week, with a high of -19 C and a low of -24 C.With the wind chill, the morning temperature felt like -34 C and should feel like-23 C later in the day, according to Environment Canada.There’s also a risk of frostbite. So, please, don’t forget to wear gloves.With no power and limited heat in the building, the Calgary Board of Education said early Monday morning that Bowness High School will be closed.Bowness High School will be closed today, Monday, Feb. 25. The decision has been made to close the school to ensure the well-being of students as there is currently no power and limited heat in the building. #yycbe #WeAreCBE @BownessHighCBE— Calgary Board of Education (@yyCBEdu) February 25, 2019Neither Calgary nor Edmonton are under any extreme weather alerts, unlike much of the rest of the province, where there are extreme cold warnings.The warning is in effect for regions near Calgary, including Airdrie-Cochrane-Olds-Sundre, Okotoks-High River-Claresholm, Drumheller-Three Hills Brooks-Strathmore-Vulcan, and Lethbridge-Taber-Milk River.The good news is that milder temperatures are in store later this week.A low of -18 C is in the forecast Tuesday, but Wednesday should see a high of -5 C and a low of -13 C. A low of -21 C is in the forecast the following day, along with a high of -6 C.Low temperatures should hit the double digits below freezing over the weekend.TemperaturesToday’s High -19 C Today’s Low -24 C Average High 1.1 C Average Low -10.6 C Historic High 18.6 C in 1992 Historic Low -37.8 C in 1890 Tomorrow’s High -12 C Tomorrow’s Low -18 C Weather alerts?There are no weather alerts currently for Calgary. You can check all Alberta weather alerts here. You can also check Canada-wide weather alerts here.