A log smolders as fire crews work at the scene of a fire in Mill Creek Ravine, in Edmonton Tuesday May 28, 2019.
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A look at today’s Edmonton weather by Environment Canada.Thursday morning temperatures at the Edmonton Blatchford station measured 15.2 C with 11 km/h winds out of the northwest.Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement for Edmonton and much of central, north Alberta.“Smoke from wildfires in northern Alberta is causing poor air quality and reducing visibility in some areas,” the statement reads. “In central parts of the province smoke is expected to move back north by Friday morning as the flow shifts to southeasterly.“Stay inside if you have breathing difficulties. Find an indoor place that’s cool and ventilated. Using an air conditioner that cools and filters air may help. If you open the windows you may let in more polluted air. If your home isn’t air-conditioned, consider going to a public place (library, shopping mall, recreation centre) that is air-conditioned.”The Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) for Edmonton is at a 4 (moderate risk) and is expected to increase to a 6 (moderate).Today’s forecastToday: Mainly sunny. Widespread smoke. Wind becoming north 20 km/h gusting to 40 this morning. High 26. UV index 8 or very high.Tonight: Clear. Becoming partly cloudy this evening. Local smoke. Wind north 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low 11.Tomorrow: Clearing late in the morning. Local smoke. High 25 C. UV index 7 or high. Low 15 C.Sunrise: 5:14 a.mSunset: 9:49 p.m.
On This Day (1996-2018)Highest temperature: 25.9 C (2017)Lowest temperature: 0.3 C (2010)
Edmontonians wake up to smell of smokeBreathe easy today, kids. The air quality in #yeg is less than ideal.— Chad (@saucy_napkin) May 30, 2019I can’t do another summer of smoke. #yeg— Nick 🏳️🌈 (@nickthetrekkie) May 30, 2019The smoke is absolutely disgusting outside today. #yeg— Tyler Fawcett (@PrimalTyler) May 30, 2019Summer time….and your breathing is wheezy.🎶 Trees are burning, and the air quality index is high 🎶 Can’t see the sun, but your uncle still thinks climate change ain’t real🎶 #yeg #abfire #yegwx— Karmyn Domning (@Karmyn_Dee) May 30, 2019