Alberta feeling Antarctic temperatures

Alberta feeling Antarctic temperatures

This week, Alberta will briefly feel current Antarctic temperatures as a polar vortex pushes freezing air south into the province through Tuesday.

Alberta weather forecast

Alberta will get a brief taste of the current Antarctic temperatures as the polar vortex pulses frigid air south into the province.

To put this cold into perspective, the coldest temperatures ever recorded on Earth have been in Antarctica.

“Although Antarctica is currently experiencing its summer, temperatures at weather and research stations along the coast are sitting at balmy, single-digit highs,” says Kelly Sonnenburg, a meteorologist at The Weather Network. “Meanwhile, at the South Pole weather station, temperatures are stuck in the -30s, with wind chills in the -40s.

For Alberta, a dangerous chill will cover the region into Tuesday morning where temperatures for the north will dip below -30°C.

Cities like Edmonton will feel temperatures plummet to -35°C into Tuesday morning. Wind chills will make the air feel even closer to the -40s.

Frost bite can occur within minutes under these conditions, so people are encouraged to take the necessary precautions to limit exposure to the cold.

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