Winter is cold, we get it. But for Alberta, winter weather is turning out to be punishingly cold. According to Environment Canada, there could be a deep freeze headed for the province on Monday, January 13. It would trap Albertans under a cold dome that would last for an entire week of temperatures below -40.
On Monday, January 6, Environment Canada warned Albertans to brace themselves for extreme cold weather.
They may be issuing extreme cold alerts for the province in the near future. That usually happens when either the temperature or wind chill drops to -40 or -45, depending on the region.
Alberta is often one of the coldest places on Earth, but it’s not exactly a title we’re excited about. At least we can do that thing where we toss hot water in the air only to have it freeze instantly around us in a TikTok-worthy cascade.
The unforgiving cold temperatures will also be extending into Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Meanwhile, on the coast, Vancouver will be shivering under its first real snow of the winter.
Not only are the icy temperatures going to hit Alberta hard, but they’re also going to stay around for almost a week.
You’re likely going to have to stay inside a lot next week. That means you’ll want to catch up on the latest season of You on Netflix, or even start watching a new reality TV show like The Bachelor. Anything to distract you from the cold, right?
For up to date weather from Environment Canada, check out their pubic alerts website. All the day-to-day alerts and updates will also be posted on their social channels.