Edmonton weather: Home learning is going great! Really! Also, we're out of cornstarch

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

This week has been a doozy! I know some of you gave me a hard time yesterday when I said it was the first week of home learning. I know many of you have been doing this for quite a bit longer than I. For that, my friends, you are ROCKSTARS!

This week has had its ups and downs. Yesterday’s adventure came in the form of a science experiment. Making some sort of gloop that is a solid when you squeeze it and a liquid when you let go. So my grade four scholar decided to tackle this one on his own. Ingredients include cornstarch and water but how much? I have no idea but we’re out of cornstarch now. More cornstarch got on the counter than in the bowl and then he was struck with the exciting idea to add food colouring to make it a fun colour.

Once made this pink gloop is now everywhere. Dripping from fingers onto the table and floor. We quickly rush to bring it outside, we’ve finally realized what is going on, and now it looks like someone has exploded a bottle of Pepto Bismol all over my deck. It was a fun idea I just wish we could have helped out so it wasn’t such a disaster. We put in a quick rule that if it’s experiment time they need to ask for help. Hoping that will allow us to manage any more science disasters in the coming days. Some rain will help wash away the cornstarch film that is all over my patio set. Yes, we hosed everything down but that stuff is nearly impossible to get off!

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Today’s forecast

Today: A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of showers this afternoon with risk of a thunderstorm. High 20. UV index 7 or high.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers this evening. Low 8.

Tomorrow: Mainly sunny. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 in the morning. High 23. UV index 7 or high.

Sunrise: 5:35 MDT

Sunset: 21:26 MDT

Normals

Average High: 18 C

Average Low: 6 C

Yesterday

Max: 21.2 °C

Min: 7.1 °C

Total Precipitation: 0.0 mm

On This Day (1996-2019)

Highest temperature: 27.6°C in 2018

Lowest temperature: 0.7°C in 2009

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A visitor to the hill at the Walterdale Bridge checks their phone at sunset in Edmonton, on Thursday, May 13, 2021. Photo by Ian Kucerak
A visitor to the hill at the Walterdale Bridge checks their phone at sunset in Edmonton, on Thursday, May 13, 2021. Photo by Ian Kucerak Photo by Ian Kucerak /Postmedia
Lazarus Lael, 5, a service dog gets many people doing a second take as this Briard breed, a French working dog, gets a lot of looks with its long fur coat in Edmonton, May 13, 2021. Ed Kaiser/Postmedia
Lazarus Lael, 5, a service dog gets many people doing a second take as this Briard breed, a French working dog, gets a lot of looks with its long fur coat in Edmonton, May 13, 2021. Ed Kaiser/Postmedia Photo by Ed Kaiser /Postmedia
The dome on the Alberta legislature in Edmonton was surrounded by scaffolding on Thursday May 13, 2021 for ongoing restoration work on the building. The spring session of the legislature was cancelled by the government due to pandemic health concerns. Dissension is brewing in the Alberta UCP government after UCP MLA Todd Loewen stepped down as caucus chair and called on Alberta Premier Jason Kenney to resign. Loewen is one of 18 United Conservative backbench members to break with Kenney’s government in April over health care restrictions aimed at reducing the spread of COVID-19. (Photo by Larry Wong/Postmedia)
The dome on the Alberta legislature in Edmonton was surrounded by scaffolding on Thursday May 13, 2021 for ongoing restoration work on the building. The spring session of the legislature was cancelled by the government due to pandemic health concerns. Dissension is brewing in the Alberta UCP government after UCP MLA Todd Loewen stepped down as caucus chair and called on Alberta Premier Jason Kenney to resign. Loewen is one of 18 United Conservative backbench members to break with Kenney’s government in April over health care restrictions aimed at reducing the spread of COVID-19. (Photo by Larry Wong/Postmedia) Photo by Larry Wong /Postmedia
People walk and ride down the hill through Queen Elizabeth Park towards Kinsmen Park in Edmonton, on Thursday, May 13, 2021. Photo by Ian Kucerak
People walk and ride down the hill through Queen Elizabeth Park towards Kinsmen Park in Edmonton, on Thursday, May 13, 2021. Photo by Ian Kucerak Photo by Ian Kucerak /Postmedia
Window washers work on the 66-storey (250.8 metre) Stantec Tower,10220 103 Ave., in Edmonton Thursday May 13, 2021. Photo by David Bloom
Window washers work on the 66-storey (250.8 metre) Stantec Tower,10220 103 Ave., in Edmonton Thursday May 13, 2021. Photo by David Bloom Photo by David Bloom /Postmedia
The leaves are just starting to bud out on the trees as canoeists head down the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton, May 13, 2021. Ed Kaiser/Postmedia
The leaves are just starting to bud out on the trees as canoeists head down the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton, May 13, 2021. Ed Kaiser/Postmedia Photo by Ed Kaiser /Postmedia

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