Edmonton climate: Winter’s clutch continues with stinging wind, flurries
It’s -20 C at the Edmonton Blatchford weather station Sunday morning, with 13 km/h winds from the north, northwest and a wind chill of -28.
Last week’s springy weather came too soon for winter lovers still wanting to dine on cold’s beauty. Don’t hate us now, caught mid-bite in winter’s gnash, with Sunday morning winds gusting up to 40/km h in a swirl of flurries, a wind chill in the minus 31 range. And that’s just the appetizer. The menu for next week includes snow set to drop Monday night into Wednesday, then more flurries to round out the week. You can’t get fat on winter though, just in it, so mind what you stick in your craw.
A little PSA reminder here that the city has activated its extreme weather response to help the vulnerable stay safe in the latest cold snap. ETS has dedicated overnight transportation on three routes between 10 pm and 6 am to transport people to shelters with capacity; Overnight capacity has also been added at the Al Rashid Mosque to provide an addition 50 spaces. The Bissell Center is running its Community Space from 9 am to 7 pm, seven days a week. And Boyle Street Community Services center is open from 8 am to 7 pm, seven days a week.
Today: Partly cloudy with 30 per cent chance of flurries early morning. Otherwise sunny. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40, then becoming light this morning. High -12 C. Wind chill minus 31 in the morning and minus 18 the afternoon. Risk of frostbite. UV index 1 or low.
tonight: Partly cloudy, 30 percent chance of flurries late evening and overnight. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low -15 C. Wind chill near minus 22.
Tomorrow: A mix of sun and cloud, with wind up to 15 km/h. High -11 C. Wind chill minus 19 in the morning and minus 14 in the afternoon. Snow overnight.
Sunrise: 8:25 am
precipitation: N / A
On This Day (1996-2020)
Highest temperature: 7°C.in 2017
Low temperature: -36.1°C in 2008
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