Edmonton weather: Was not expecting a -24 wind chill this morning

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A look at today’s Edmonton weather by Environment Canada.

Friday morning temperatures at the Edmonton Blatchford station measured -16.2 C with 15 km/h winds gusting to 28 km/h out of the north and a -24 wind chill.

That was a brutal wake-up call.

I’m an idiot (in case you didn’t know) and forget to set my alarm correctly this morning which made the first few minutes of my day a bit hectic. I fumbled out of bed and stumbled up the stairs to the let the dogs outside but opening the door I quickly realized we’re not in Kansas anymore. A -24 wind chill? What the heck? I did not see that coming. It’s certainly not brutal cold like we had earlier this month but it’s also a far cry from the 7 C we got just yesterday. Needless to say I’m plenty awake now.

Anyway, I see we got some snow. Forecasters are calling for 2 cm today with a slight chance of flurries basically all day while the winds are expected to die down later this morning. We’re looking at a high of -8 C today and highs below freezing for the weekend. Looks like we might see some snow again Sunday before temperatures are expected climb back up to 8 C Monday. Up, down, up, down, left, right, left, right. Is that our forecast or a Nintendo cheat code?

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Does Lisa need a coat (and mittens)?

I don’t want to tell you how to live your life, Lisa. But I would recommend a coat and mittens. Just saying. Just saying.

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Today’s forecast

Today: Flurries ending late this morning then mainly cloudy with 30 per cent chance of flurries. Local amount 2 cm. Wind north 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this morning. High -8 C. Wind chill -18 this morning and -13 this afternoon. UV index 1 or low.

Tonight: Mainly cloudy with 30 per cent chance of flurries. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low -13 C. Wind chill -13 this evening and -19 overnight.

Tomorrow: Clearing in the morning. Wind up to 15 km/h. High 4 C. Wind chill -19 in the morning and -8 in the afternoon. UV index 2 or low. Cloudy overnight. Low -8 C.

Sunrise: 7:28 a.m.

Sunset: 6:05 p.m.

Normals

Average High: -1 C

Average Low: -11 C

Yesterday

Max: 7.1 C

Min: -5.5 C

Total Precipitation: 0.0 mm

On This Day (1996-2019)

Highest temperature: 15.3 C (2016)

Lowest temperature: -28.8 C (2019)

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An F-101 Voodoo interceptor looks over the city from the Alberta Aviation Museum on a windy day in Edmonton, on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021.An F-101 Voodoo interceptor looks over the city from the Alberta Aviation Museum on a windy day in Edmonton, on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. Photo by IAN KUCERAK Ian Kucerak /Postmedia A pair of snow artists work on a snow sculpture on a warm day at Hawrelak Park in Edmonton, on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021.A pair of snow artists work on a snow sculpture on a warm day at Hawrelak Park in Edmonton, on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. Photo by Ian Kucerak /Postmedia A sign reading rough ice greets skaters on a warm day on the pond at Hawrelak Park in Edmonton, on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021.A sign reading rough ice greets skaters on a warm day on the pond at Hawrelak Park in Edmonton, on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. Photo by Ian Kucerak /Postmedia A surly-looking squirrel looks over the photographer with apparent disgust while eating birdseed at Hawrelak Park in Edmonton, on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021.A surly-looking squirrel looks over the photographer with apparent disgust while eating birdseed at Hawrelak Park in Edmonton, on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. Photo by Ian Kucerak /Postmedia A young skater brings their hockey stick for a ride in a sleigh on a warm day on the pond at Hawrelak Park in Edmonton, on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021.A young skater brings their hockey stick for a ride in a sleigh on a warm day on the pond at Hawrelak Park in Edmonton, on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. Photo by Ian Kucerak /Postmedia Skaters exercise on a warm day on the pond at Hawrelak Park in Edmonton, on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021.Skaters exercise on a warm day on the pond at Hawrelak Park in Edmonton, on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. Photo by Ian Kucerak /Postmedia

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