Edmonton weather: Now is not the time to panic, highs still above -25C

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Things are looking dicey beyond Thursday’s high of 9 C. In the afternoon, there will be a drop to -13 C. The night will plunge us down to the -26 C range, say forecasters, with a ferocious wind chill of -28 C. Risk of frostbite is an understatement. Properly cover up, bundle tightly, if you must be out. Balaclava’s are fashionable.

But at least we are on course for lows of ‘only’ -30 C come Boxing Day and Tuesday next week. Take anything above -25 C as a gift, knowing the -20 C-range stuff hangs around until… March?

Today’s forecast

Today: Periods of snow, with fog patches dissipating in the morning. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h this afternoon. High -9 C, falling to -13 C in the afternoon. Wind chill -15 C this morning and -20C in the afternoon.

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Tonight: Clearing in the evening with wind up to 15 km/h. Low -26 C and a wind chill of -20 C this evening and a windchill of -28 C overnight. Risk of frostbite.

Tomorrow: Clear, becoming a mix of sun and cloud in the morning. Wind up to 15 km/h. High -20 C. Wind chill near -31 C. Risk of frostbite. Cloudy periods and a low of -23 C at night.

Sunrise: 8:49 a.m. MDT

Sunset: 4:17 p.m. MDT

Normals

Average High: -6 ° C

Average Low: -15 °C

Yesterday

Max: -4.5 ° C

Min: -10.4 ° C

On This Day (1996-2020)

Highest temperature: 8.5 °C in 1999

Lowest temperature: -32.4°C in 1996

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Harrison, 2, and his grandpa Russell check out the Kingsway Holiday Village in Kingsway Mall’s CHROMA space in Edmonton, on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021. The village has a footprint of up to nearly 150 sq ft and it uses up to 150,000 individual pieces of LEGO. Photo by Ian Kucerak
Harrison, 2, and his grandpa Russell check out the Kingsway Holiday Village in Kingsway Mall’s CHROMA space in Edmonton, on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021. The village has a footprint of up to nearly 150 sq ft and it uses up to 150,000 individual pieces of LEGO. Photo by Ian Kucerak Photo by Ian Kucerak /Postmedia
An Edmonton Police Service officer and a Edmonton Fire Rescue Service firefighter are seen helping a driver after they were involved in a two-vehicle crash on the High Level Bridge during a snowstorm in Edmonton, on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021.
An Edmonton Police Service officer and a Edmonton Fire Rescue Service firefighter are seen helping a driver after they were involved in a two-vehicle crash on the High Level Bridge during a snowstorm in Edmonton, on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021. Photo by Ian Kucerak /Postmedia
Christmas decorations are seen covered in fresh snow near 60 Street and 111 Avenue in Edmonton, on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021.
Christmas decorations are seen covered in fresh snow near 60 Street and 111 Avenue in Edmonton, on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021. Photo by Ian Kucerak /Postmedia

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