It's so cold in Calgary right now everything is freezing
Calgary might be used to cold weather, but Mother Nature is taking things to a new extreme this week. With temperatures dipping to an unwelcome -32°C today, Calgary is covered in a layer of snow and freezing — literally.
My favorite part of when Calgary hits -30, as it did today, is when the bitter cold air makes your eyes water but then your tears cause your eyelids to freeze shut together. This is really an underrated perk of this weather. ❄️ 🌬— Matt Hill (@canna_brain) January 14, 2020
Mayor Naheed Nenshi took to Twitter to warn locals about the extreme weather, reminding Calgarians to look out for each other — and for any vulnerable groups that might need assistance this week from Calgary's outreach programs.
Calgary, it’s no shock to hear this - we’re headed into a cold snap.— Naheed Nenshi (@nenshi) January 10, 2020
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We must look out for each other as we deal with what Mother Nature has in store. https://t.co/LTsqXSPHjh
While Calgary is used to their backyards being a permanent Yeti cooler, some locals are less-than-pleased about the new icy temperatures.
Calgary is at the cold point right above -30c where it’s actually pretty bearable until there’s the slightest wind, at which point your skin feels like it’s being flayed.— Dan Editor YouTube (@FoldableHuman) January 14, 2020
Others, however, are making the best of a bad situation and inventing new winter sports.
It's cold enough in Calgary today that I played frisbee with my shirt! #yyc @weathernetwork pic.twitter.com/7nHFVXrYxI— Kyle Brittain (@KyleTWN) January 13, 2020
All picnics in Calgary, however, have been cancelled until further notice on account of all the food freezing.
Man attempts to have picnic in Calgary in -30C— Kyle Brittain (@KyleTWN) January 13, 2020
Pasta freezes halfway through#yyc @weathernetwork pic.twitter.com/NcQ81xYYCc
And the penguins at the Calgary Zoo won't be making any appearances this week, because Calgary is literally colder than Antarctica right now — a fact that many Calgarians are using as an excuse to play hooky.
It's so cold on the Canadian prairies today that the Calgary Zoo had to bring their penguins inside for safety.— Pat Dubois (@patdubois) January 14, 2020
Penguins. Animals who have evolved to withstand the cold of Antarctica.
Tell this to your boss/coworkers if they give you flack for being a few minutes late today
But don't worry; Calgary's elementary school students have put their heads together and come up with a solution to the cold weather: just don't leave your house all winter.
Some first grade writers have a lot in common with me! #Hibernation #staywarm #D12inspires @SpringHillsSD12 #GraphicOrganizers #EL #1stgrade pic.twitter.com/LDmH9ed305— Melissa Barbier (@MaestraBarbier) January 15, 2020
According to Environment Canada, the weather should be warming up by Sunday, so Calgary should have something to look forward to.
And, hey — at least Calgary is handling the snow better than their West Coast neighbours.
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