Calgary Stampede Weather Outlook: Heat Warning in Effect

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Heat Warning

CALGARY – As the Calgary Stampede continues, attendees should prepare for extreme heat. A heat warning has been issued for the region, with temperatures expected to rise significantly over the next few days. This morning at 6:00 AM MDT, conditions at Calgary International Airport showed a sunny sky with a temperature of 12.2°C, a dew point of 8.8°C, and humidity at 80%. Winds are coming from the south-southwest at 6 km/h, and the pressure is 101.9 kPa and falling.

Current Conditions

The day starts cool at 12°C, with clear skies and excellent visibility up to 64 km. As the day progresses, the temperature will rise sharply, reaching a high of 29°C with a humidex of 30. The UV index will be high at 7, necessitating sun protection for those outdoors.

Heat Warning Details

Daytime highs will be near 30°C today, increasing to around 35°C by Wednesday. Overnight lows will remain in the mid-teens to low twenties, providing little relief from the heat.

Weather Forecast

Tonight: The sky will remain clear with a low of 17°C. Winds from the south at 20 km/h will become light in the evening.

Monday, 8 July: Expect sunny skies with a high of 31°C and a humidex of 33°C. The UV index will be very high at 8. The night will be clear with a low of 17°C.

Tuesday, 9 July: The sunny weather continues with a high of 31°C and clear skies at night with a low of 19°C.

Wednesday, 10 July: The hottest day of the week, with a high reaching 35°C. The night will remain clear with a low of 18°C.

Precautionary Measures

Residents and visitors should take the following precautions to protect themselves:

  • Reschedule outdoor activities to cooler hours of the day.
  • Take frequent breaks from the heat by spending time in air-conditioned or shaded areas.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and non-alcoholic, non-caffeinated beverages.
  • Always check for children or pets before exiting your vehicle. Never leave anyone inside a closed vehicle for any length of time.
  • Monitor for symptoms of heat stroke or heat exhaustion, such as high body temperature, lack of sweat, confusion, fainting, and unconsciousness.

Particular attention should be paid to individuals more vulnerable to heat, including infants, children, seniors, those with pre-existing health conditions, outdoor workers, and those who are socially isolated.

Historical Weather

On this date in history, Calgary has experienced a record high temperature of 32.8°C and a record low of 4.3°C, showcasing the extremes that can occur during summer.

Wardrobe Suggestions

Lightweight, breathable clothing is essential during this heat wave. Sunglasses, sunscreen, and hats will help protect against the high UV index. Staying in shaded areas or using fans and air conditioning indoors can help mitigate the heat.

Weather Trivia

Did you know that the Calgary Stampede, known as “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth,” attracts over a million visitors each year? This event, which began in 1912, combines rodeo, exhibitions, and festivals, making it a significant cultural event for the city.

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