Extreme cold expected to dominate this Weekend.

Starting the month of March usually brings more spring like weather, this year however will ring in March with the coldest temperatures in half a decade. Official forecasts for many areas expect temperatures to plunged well toward the -40C mark. Some model runs even hit at pockets of east-central Alberta dipping to an incredible -50C. There is a strong chance of at least 3 dozen stations shattering records by as much as 10 degrees and some even eclipsing all time records. There were some hints of a weak pacific push that could keep the sub -40s away form the Edmonton/Calgary corridor but the most recent model runs are pointing that being too late to prevent significant record lows.

Current all time Records that may be set Saturday morning
Legend:
Close: within 5C of record
Break: Break record
Shatter: Break record by up to 10C
Annihilate: break record by more than 10C

Coronation: May shatter it’s all time low of -44.4C. And annihilate the March of of -35.6C record by 10 degrees.
Edmonton city centre: May come close to it’s all time March record of -36.1C set in 1939
Edmonton INTL: May come close a new March record of -42.7C set in 2009
Camrose: May break its all time March record of -42.8C set in 1951
Red Deer: May come close to it’s all time March record of -42.8C set in 1951
Loydminster: May shatter it’s all time March record of -36.7C set in 2003
Vegreville: May break it’s all time record of -42C set in 2003
Fort Mcmurray: May come close to it’s all time March record of -44.4C set in 1962
Calgary: May break it’s all time March record of -37.2C set in 1951

Stay tune for official report this Sunday, records could fall that day as well.

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