So much for the warm weather, Calgary.

Environment Canada has issued a flash freeze warning for the City of Calgary, that will see temperatures plunge overnight Friday.

A rapidly moving cold front will descend upon Southern Alberta late Friday night, bringing with it strong winds of 50 to 70 kilometres per hour.

Five centimetres of snow is also expected to fall overnight.

Motorists are warned that the high winds, combined with blowing snow, could create near zero visibilities at times, especially on highways and over open areas.

The winds are expected to die down by Saturday morning, but the frigid temperatures will stick around through the weekend.

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  • "A good laugh! Nothing like a good laugh." - Cecilia Latorre via Twitter

  • Having a grown-up beverage to warm you up. - Ryan Bolin via Twitter

  • Make sure you moisturize, as the cold quickly dries out the skin. - Eric Petersen via Twitter

  • "Merino wool everything!" - Eric Stevenson via Twitter

  • I've had my @icebreakernz long johns on all week! Makes standing waiting for a bus tolerable! - Eric Stevenson via Twitter

  • "All food consumed must contain at least a bit of Sriracha Sauce." Hey, if you can't warm up your body you can at least warm up your belly! - Eric Domond via Twitter

  • "Getting outside. Nothing beats the cold better than getting bundled up and enjoying the crisp, cold air!" - Eric Petersen via Twitter

  • Taking a dip in a hot tub (just make sure your hair doesn't turn to icicles!) Heather Townsend-Finkbeiner via Facebook

  • "Stay in the house" - Brandy L Shott via Facebook

  • "7 layers on every body part and an extra 30mins to get dressed..." - GF Kristie via Facebook

  • Keep your car plugged in - Marlene Stobbart via Facebook

  • "Spend it in bed with your significant other?" - Neil Fotoman Young via Facebook

  • "3 pairs of socks, legwarmers and fleece-lined leggings underneath your jeans." - Jacquie Lycka via Facebook

  • "Don't let your children outside or walk to school." - Marlene Stobbart via Facebook

  • Check out some of the items you should keep in your emergency weather kit.

  • The Alberta Red Cross recommends you keep the following items on hand in case of a weather emergency...

  • A Whistle

  • Sleeping Bag

  • Extra Blankets

  • Canned Food

    canned tuna

  • Bottles Of Water

    At least one litre per person per 72 hours.

  • A Change Of Clothes

  • An Extra Pair Of Shoes

  • An Extra Set Of Car Keys

  • Extra Cash

    Don't rely on debit and credit cards. An emergency situation may render then useless.

  • Portable Radio

  • A Flashlight

  • Extra Batteries

    For flashlight AND radio

  • Driver's License And Personal Documents

  • First Aid Kit

  • Manual Can Opener

  • Medications And Prescriptions

  • Toilet Paper

  • Other Personal Items

    Like razors, feminine hygiene products, etc...


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