Edmonton Climate for February ninth: Midway by the freezer
EDMONTON – If you think of last Friday as the start of that cold spell, we’re halfway there.
Four days later and another four days. AND … that doesn’t mean we’ll be WARM this weekend.
But we will see some milder temperatures from the west and we should “finally” get back over -20.
Until then … the daily highs will peak in the mid-20s and the mornings will steadily slide into the 30s.
So no significant change in the temperature profile.
BUT … we will expect a change in sky conditions with some clouds in the next few days.
Wind will also play a bigger role and that means dangerously cold wind chills.
Wind speeds of 10-20 km / h will definitely be noticeable and will feel about 10 degrees colder than the thermometer temperature.
That makes for wind showers in the mornings in the -40s, which means that frostbite on exposed skin is possible in just 5 to 10 minutes.
Afternoon wind chill in the -30s can cause frostbite after 10 to 30 minutes of exposure.
Long Range – back to highs in the minus tenner range by the weekend and then closer to -10 for highs from the beginning to the middle of next week.
Possibly even back in the range of zero to -5 by the end of next week.
Here is the forecast for Edmonton:
Today – Partly cloudy. Wind NW 10-20 km / h (occasionally in gusts up to 30)
Wind chill in the -40s this morning and -30s this afternoon.
Tonight – cloudy times. Wind NW 10-20
Wind chill in the -35 to -40 range.
9 p.m .: -28
Wednesday – mix of sun & clouds. Wind NW 10-20 km / h
Wind chill in -40s in the morning & -30s in the afternoon.
Morning low: -32
Afternoon high: -26
Thursday – mix of sun & clouds.
Morning low: -32
Afternoon high: -25
Friday – mix of sun & clouds.
Morning low: -28
Afternoon high: -20
Saturday – Mostly sunny.
Morning low: -30
Afternoon high: -19
Sunday – Mostly sunny.
Morning low: -26
Afternoon high: -16