Edmonton weather: Some day, and that day may never come, I will call upon you to run through a sprinkler with me

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You want cold? We got it.

You want wind chill? We got it.

We got cold today and we got cold tomorrow and we got clouds and we got wind gusts, I mean we got it all.

And right now if you enter our special promo code “frostyfingers” at checkout we guarantee an extra three days of extreme winter.

All kidding aside, layer up out there, and then make sure those layers have layers. I’m hoping that the prediction of warmer weather next week is true.

nmartin@postmedia.com


Extreme cold warning

Edmonton, St.Albert and Sherwood Park along with all other surrounding areas are under an extreme cold warning.

Expect prolonged extreme cold wind chill values between -40 and -50 to continue until the weekend. Albertans are asked to cover up because frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin. Risk is highest for children, older adults, people with chronic illnesses, people working or exercising outdoors or those without proper shelter.

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Keep emergency supplies in your vehicle such as extra blankets and jumper cables.

Don’t leave pets outside for prolonged periods of time.


Today’s forecast

Today: Mainly cloudy with 30 per cent chance of flurries. Wind up to 15 km/h. High minus 28. Wind chill minus 43 this morning and minus 34 this afternoon. Frostbite in minutes.

Tonight: Mainly cloudy with 30 per cent chance of flurries early this evening. Clearing late this evening. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 32. Wind chill near minus 36. Risk of frostbite.

Tomorrow: Increasing cloudiness in the morning. Wind up to 15 km/h. High minus 24. Wind chill minus 38 in the morning and minus 32 in the afternoon. Risk of frostbite.

Sunrise: 8:49 a.m.

Sunset: 4:30 p.m.

Normals

Average High: -8 C

Average Low: -16 C

Yesterday

Max: -25.1 ° C

Min: -28.8 ° C

Precipitation: 5.4  mm

On This Day (1996-2020)

Highest temperature: 6.4°C in 2006

Lowest temperature: -31.6°C in 2014

📸 Eye On Edmonton

This space is dedicated to some of the great and interesting photos taken by Postmedia photographers while they’re out and about town.

Concordia University Faculty Association members walk from the Magrath Mansion to their university during a strike in Edmonton, on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022. Photo by Ian Kucerak
Concordia University Faculty Association members walk from the Magrath Mansion to their university during a strike in Edmonton, on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022. Photo by Ian Kucerak
A sundog appears over a field in south east Edmonton on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022. Edmonton is currently under an extreme cold warning. Photo by David Bloom
A sundog appears over a field in south east Edmonton on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022. Edmonton is currently under an extreme cold warning. Photo by David Bloom
Crews demolish the Eben – Ezer Senior Citizens’ Home 1, 10125 85 Avenue, to make way for a new 133 unit building in Edmonton on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022. Photo by David Bloom
Crews demolish the Eben – Ezer Senior Citizens’ Home 1, 10125 85 Avenue, to make way for a new 133 unit building in Edmonton on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022. Photo by David Bloom
Dave Zylstra endured -27C degree temperatures in Edmonton on Tuesday January 24, 2022, when an extreme cold warning was issued for the Edmonton region by Environment Canada, with wind chill values hovering around -40C degrees. (PHOTO BY LARRY WONG/POSTMEDIA)
Dave Zylstra endured -27C degree temperatures in Edmonton on Tuesday January 24, 2022, when an extreme cold warning was issued for the Edmonton region by Environment Canada, with wind chill values hovering around -40C degrees. (PHOTO BY LARRY WONG/POSTMEDIA)

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