Edmonton climate: Winter is right here, with flurries, wind, snow in a single day

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It’s 1 C on the Edmonton Blatchford climate station  early Saturday, with winds 7 km/h out of the west, northwest.

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Flurries are high-quality. Snow, even sensuous. However introduce wind, and right here come the grumps.

Forecasters say flurries turning to snow later Saturday will finish Monday. All through all of it, winds, they are going to whip. Count on as much as 60 km/h lashings at some factors.

Some respite will arrive Tuesday earlier than extra snow — and deep teen chilly — sweeps again mid-week.

Then Edmonton winter actually needles in, with mercury poised to plunge to -25 C in a single day Thursday.

Up in northern Alberta, in the meantime, this speak is outdated hat. Winter has been stomping its ft already, with a number of snowfall warnings leaving their mark.

Fort McMurray and Fort MacKay are the most recent to be hit with weekend warnings, as heavy snow persists into Saturday evening. A further 5 cm to 10 cm will fall, with some areas accumulating 25 cm over the weekend. The snowfall warning was first issued for Excessive Stage, Rainbow Lake, Fort Vermilion and Mackenzie Freeway, extending to Peace River, Fairview, Excessive Prairie and Manning in addition to Wabasca, Peerless Lake, Present Lake and Cadotte Lake.

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At the moment’s forecast

At the moment: Primarily cloudy with 60 per cent likelihood of flurries within the morning. Wind turning into northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 km/h. Temperature falling to -7 C within the afternoon. Wind chill minus 15 this afternoon.

Tonight: Cloudy, with snow starting within the night, roughly 2 cm. Wind northwest 40 km/h gusting to 60 km/h. Low -11 C. Wind chill minus 15 within the night and minus 22 in a single day.

Tomorrow: Snow ending late within the morning, then cloudy. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 km/h. Excessive -10 C. Wind chill close to minus 22.

Dawn: 8:21 a.m.

Sundown: 4:23 p.m.

Normals: 

Max: -3 C

Min: -11 C

Yesterday

Max: 3.5 C

Min: -1.4 C

Precipitation: 1.1 mm

On This Day (1996-2020)

Highest temperature: 11.2°C in 2002

Lowest temperature: -23.8°C in 2006

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