Cold Snap looks like it will continue

Even though the temperature right now is ten degrees warmer than it was yesterday, there’s still no sign that we’re about to get out of the current cold snap.
In fact, Environment Canada says the lows for Thursday, Friday and Saturday will be about 10 degrees below average and, the highs closer to 15 degrees, off the seasonal norms.
The just concluded, brutal storm and cold snap, are blamed for at least nine deaths now, across the northern U-S Plains and Midwest.
The cold and remnants, of a weekend blizzard, have also closed hundreds of schools, in that region.
During the storm, the wind chill hit Minus-42, in parts of Northen Montana.
On this side of the border, the low temperature yesterday in Banff, without the wind chill, was Minus-42… making it the cold spot in Canada.
However, like this region…while it is still below normal for this time of year…the temperature in Banff this morning is up considerably, to Minus 20.
Now, we all know things could be much worse in this area, at this time of year but, they could also be much better, and they were just last year.
As a matter of note, in the eight day period beginning Dec. 13th we had an average overnight low of minus 11 point 8, including two days when it didn’t reach minus 5.
This year if you take the recorded lows, for the past three days and, the forecast lows for the next five, thus covering the same period, you get an average low of minus 24.8, and unless we just get there today, there won’t one low above minus 20.

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