As they say, "only in Alberta" as our area will see a 30-degree temperature swing in the next 24 hours.
The Extreme Cold Warning that Cochrane was under because minus 30 degrees celcius temperatures and minus 40 windchill has now been lifted.
Up next, a chinook is expected to blow in starting today (Friday, February 24) and Brian Proctor, a meteorologist with Environment Canada says, "We'll start to moderate conditions slowly on Friday as we start seeing a bit of a westerly flow start to develop and looks like we are going to chinook on the weekend."
Proctor says "We manage to shunt that cold air off into Saskatchewan and Manitoba as the warm air floods back across the Rockies."
In case you have forgotten what is normal for this time of year, Proctor says, "Typically, this time of the year, we should be somewhere around the freezing point for maximum temperatures and the overnight lows of about minus 12ish."