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Chilling weather in Canada, relief to come in Calgary

Last Updated Dec 29, 2017 at 12:26 pm MDT

(660 NEWS)

If you’re trying to escape the deep freeze, your best bet is to leave the country.

Environment Canada has a number of advisories, special weather statements and warnings out — from extreme cold to snowfall alerts.

Meteorologist Dan Kulak said drivers will really have to travel far if they want to get out of the way of the bone-chilling arctic blast that’s hovering over Canada.

“I don’t see red across the entire Canada map on the Environment Canada site too often, this being one of these exceptions,” he said. “Most of that cold weather is across the prairies and into Ontario and in southern Quebec.”

In our own province, Kulak explained the hot spot, if you want to call it that, is the Village of Warner, in southern Alberta, at -19C.

Kulak said this is a warm temperature, at least for this week.

“The cold weather’s going to continue across, not just southern Alberta, but the prairies in general,” Kulak said. “We do have extreme cold warnings in effect for much of the province of Alberta, not including the city of Calgary, but areas just immediately adjacent to it, and pretty much east to Ontario.”

Not a fan of the cold weather? Good news. It should be bearable in Calgary next week.

“It’s cold now, [but] there’s hope for next week, to get back towards something closer to the zero, or the seasonal mark,” he said.