A cyclist in winter gear rides along the multiuse path on a cold day on the High Level Bridge in Edmonton, on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. Photo by Ian Kucerak/Postmedia
A look at today’s Edmonton weather by Environment Canada.Tuesday morning temperatures at the Edmonton Blatchford station measured -28 C with a wind chill that makes it feel like it’s -36.Once again Edmonton and area are under an extreme cold warning. Environment Canada reminding you that the extreme cold puts everyone at risk and coldest wind chill values will be near minus 40. Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frostbite and hypothermia. The high today is expected to be -10 C with a low of -15 C and a wind chill that makes it feel more like -24.Extreme Cold WarningsEnvironment Canada has issued extreme cold warnings for a number of communities in Alberta such as Airdrie – Cochrane – Olds – SundreBonnyville – St. Paul – Cold Lake – Lac La BicheCity of Edmonton – St. Albert – Sherwood ParkDrayton Valley – Devon – Rimbey – Pigeon LakeDrumheller – Three HillsFort Saskatchewan – Vegreville – Redwater – Smoky LakeHanna – Coronation – OyenHinton – Grande CacheLeduc – Camrose – Wetaskiwin – TofieldLloydminster – Wainwright – Vermilion – ProvostNordegg – Forestry Trunk Road Highway 734Red Deer – Ponoka – Innisfail – StettlerRocky Mountain House – CarolineSpruce Grove – Morinville – Mayerthorpe – EvansburgWestlock – Barrhead – AthabascaWhitecourt – Edson – Fox Creek – Swan HillsIn those areas, forecasters are calling for wind chill levels to reach near -40.“The extreme cold wind chills will return tonight and the warning will likely be expanded as an Arctic airmass enters Alberta later today.”Today’s forecastToday: Sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud this afternoon. Wind up to 15 km/h. High minus 10. Wind chill minus 40 in the morning and minus 17 in the afternoon. Frostbite in minutes. UV index 2 or low.Tonight: Partly cloudy with 30 percent chance of flurries. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 15. Wind chill near minus 24.Tomorrow: A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of flurries. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 in the morning. High minus 5. Wind chill minus 22 in the morning and minus 12 in the afternoon. UV index 2 or low.Sunrise: 7:29 a.mSunset: 6:04 p.m.
On This Day (1996-2017)Highest temperature: 9.5 C (2016)Lowest temperature: -26.5 C (2011)