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Calgarians prepare for blast of winter weather

Last Updated Jan 17, 2019 at 7:41 am MDT

(Kendra Fowler, City News staff)

Winter weather is returning to Calgary for a few days

Expect temperatures below minus 20 and there snow expected as well

With the cold conditions it could lead to some tough times on the road

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – Temperatures have been above normal in Calgary for most of January but Calgarian’s are about to get a shock to their system. An incoming blast of cold weather and snow is expected to turn roads slick.

Andrew Schultz, 660 NEWS meteorologist, warns Calgarians to prepare for treacherous conditions on the roads.

Conditions are not going to be what we “are used to because it has been a very pleasant winter.”

Expect it to feel colder than minus 20 degrees on Thursday with the wind chill. We’re also expecting some snow for the first time in six weeks. Calgary last received 10 cm of snow back on Dec. 1 and 2. Schultz points out that it’s been almost a month since the city has had to deal with snow and it can throw you off both physically and organizationally.

“‘Do you know where the snow shovel is?’ ‘The snow brush, did you bring it inside? Is it buried in the trunk?'” Schultz added. “It’s been about 22 days since we’ve had any snow to contend with.”

The silver lining is it will warm slightly by Saturday. Calgary remains under a fog advisory and drivers are being warned about poor visibility, especially on area highways.