Calgary Stampede Weather Update: Heat Warning in Effect

Heat Warning

Extremely Hot Temperatures Expected for Calgary Stampede Week

CALGARY, AB – A heat warning has been issued for Calgary as extremely hot temperatures are expected to persist until at least mid-week. Daytime highs will soar between 30°C to 35°C, with overnight lows remaining at 14°C or higher, offering little respite from the heat. Visitors and residents are urged to take necessary precautions to stay safe during this period of intense heat.

Current Weather Conditions

Observed at: Calgary International Airport
Date: 3:00 AM MDT Monday, 8 July 2024
Condition: Clear
Temperature: 17.2°C
Dew Point: 12.1°C
Humidity: 72%
Wind: SW at 4 km/h
Pressure: 101.4 kPa (Falling)
Visibility: 24 km

Forecast for the Coming Days

Today: Monday, 8 July 2024

  • Morning: Clear skies with a temperature of 17°C.
  • Afternoon: Sunny with winds becoming southeast at 20 km/h in the afternoon. High of 31°C with a humidex of 32. UV index very high at 8.
  • Evening: Clear skies with southeast winds at 20 km/h, becoming light in the evening. Low of 17°C.

Tomorrow: Tuesday, 9 July 2024

  • Daytime: Sunny skies. High of 31°C.
  • Night: Clear skies. Low of 19°C.

Wednesday, 10 July 2024

  • Daytime: Sunny and hot with a high of 35°C.
  • Night: Clear skies. Low of 21°C.

Thursday, 11 July 2024

  • Daytime: Sunny with a high of 29°C.
  • Night: Cloudy periods with a 30% chance of showers. Low of 11°C.

Health and Safety Advisory

With the Calgary Stampede in full swing, it is crucial for everyone attending the events to be mindful of the extreme heat. Heat illnesses such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion can occur quickly in these conditions. Symptoms to watch for include high body temperature, lack of sweat, confusion, fainting, and unconsciousness.

Safety Tips:

  • Reschedule Outdoor Activities: Plan activities during cooler hours of the day.
  • Stay Cool: Take frequent breaks in air-conditioned or shaded areas.
  • Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water and avoid alcoholic and caffeinated beverages.
  • Vehicle Safety: Never leave children or pets inside a parked vehicle.
  • Check on Vulnerable Individuals: Ensure infants, children, seniors, and those with health conditions are coping well with the heat.

Historical Weather Data

  • Historic High for July 8: 36.4°C
  • Historic Low for July 8: 8.0°C

Wardrobe Suggestions

Given the high temperatures, light, breathable clothing is essential. Wearing a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen can provide additional protection from the sun. Comfortable shoes are recommended for those attending the Stampede events.

Interesting Weather Trivia

Did you know? The Calgary Stampede, known as “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth,” has experienced various weather extremes since its inception in 1912. From sweltering heatwaves to unexpected rain showers, the event has seen it all, making it an essential part of Calgary’s vibrant culture and weather history.

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