Temperature with wind chill on Tuesday night is expected to be -25°
After a warm start to 2012, winter is back in Calgary for a few days. The City of Calgary is preparing roads and streets for the forecasted snow that is supposed to hit Calgary overnight and last into Tuesday.
City crews will be applying anti-icing agent on known trouble spots, areas such as bridge decks and hills as a preventative measure against ice build-up on Calgary’s busy roads.
Drivers are reminded to adjust their driving for the weather conditions. When crews are out cleaning the streets, cars should be about three car lengths apart from working sanders, graders and other snow removal equipment. Drivers are reminded to not pass working sanders or equipment.
Rush hour motorists are reminded to clean snow and ice off their vehicle and ensure that your headlights and windows are clear. Also, be sure to give yourself extra time to get to your destination. Reduce speed and turn on headlights so you can be seen by other drivers and drive defensively. If icy roads are outside of your comfort zone, take the bus or CTrain or perhaps consider delaying your trip until road conditions improve.
The forecast from Environment Canada for Monday night is increasing cloudiness near midnight with a 60 per cent chance of flurries overnight. Winds throughout the evening will gust at speeds between 60 and 80 Km/hr, but they will become light after midnight. The expected low for Monday night and into Tuesday morning is -3°. On Tuesday, it will be mainly cloudy with a 60 per cent chance of flurries. Wind will start to blow out of the northwest at 30Km/hr, gusting to 50 Km/hr around noon. The temperature will fall throughout the day to -8° in the afternoon. Skies will clear in the early evening and the wind will still be out of the northwest at 40 Km/hr, gusting to 60 Km/hr. The low is expected to be -16° with a wind chill of -25°.
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