Weather in Edmonton: extreme cold warning remains in effect, wind chill -45

High -30 C. Wind chill -48 this morning and -41 this afternoon. Freeze in minutes.

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A look at Friday’s weather in Edmonton by Environment Canada.

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Currently it is -34 C at the weather station of Edmonton Blatchford with a wind of 13 km/h from the northwest and a wind chill of -45.

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Temperatures remain dangerously cold in the city today and you can expect freezing within minutes.

According to the Environment Canada website, extreme cold is very dangerous.

The risks are greater for young children, older adults, people with chronic illnesses, people who work or play sports outside the home, and those without proper shelter.

Watch for symptoms associated with the common cold: shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness, and color change in fingers and toes.

If it’s too cold for you to stay outside, it’s too cold for your pet to stay outside.

The end is in sight, there is a warming trend that is expected to appear over the weekend.

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Weather in Edmonton: extreme cold warning remains in effect, wind chill -45


Cold streets

According to Homeward Trust Edmonton, there will be 2,769 people homeless in the city as of December 2022, and it’s cold snaps like this that could be dangerous for those living outside. Keep them in mind today, or perhaps consider donating to one of Edmonton’s local charities – Boyle Street, Bissell Centre, Mustard Seed and The Salvation Army – which may be in need of supplies during these times.


Today’s forecast

Today: A mix of sun and clouds. 30 percent chance of showers early this morning. Wind becoming northwest 20 mph gusting to 40 this morning. High -30 C. Wind chill -48 this morning and -41 this afternoon. Freeze in minutes.

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This evening: Half-cloudy. Wind speed up to 15 km/h. Low -34 C. Wind chill -39 tonight and -44 C tonight. Freeze in minutes.

Tomorrow: Mainly sunny. Wind speed up to 15 km/h. High minus 23. Wind chill -40 in the morning and -28 in the afternoon. Freeze in minutes.

Sunrise: 8:48 am

Sunset: 4:16 pm

Normals:

maximum: -6C

minus: -15 C

Yesterday

maximum: -28.1C

minus: -33.4C

Precipitation: 0.2mm

On This Day (1996–2020)

Highest temperature: 7.4 C in 2005

Lowest temperature: -30.7 C in 2008

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A man walks on Whyte Avenue in Edmonton on Tuesday December 20, 2022, when the temperature dropped to -30C degrees with a wind chill of -40C degrees.  An extreme cold warning has been issued for the region.
A man walks on Whyte Avenue in Edmonton on Tuesday December 20, 2022, when the temperature dropped to -30C degrees with a wind chill of -40C degrees. An extreme cold warning has been issued for the region. Photo by Larry Wong /Postal media
A feral coyote growls menacingly at a photographer at Hawrelak Park in Edmonton on Tuesday, December 20, 2022.
A feral coyote growls menacingly at a photographer at Hawrelak Park in Edmonton on Tuesday, December 20, 2022. Photo by Larry Wong /Postal media
Crews dismantle scaffolding around the elevated LRT rail piers under repair at Davies Transit Station, in Edmonton, Tuesday, December 20, 2022.
Crews dismantle scaffolding around the elevated LRT rail piers under repair at Davies Transit Station, in Edmonton, Tuesday, December 20, 2022. Photo by David Bloom /Postal media
Part of a sundog is visible in western Edmonton Tuesday morning, December 20, 2022.
Part of a sundog is visible in western Edmonton Tuesday morning, December 20, 2022. Photo by David Bloom /Postal media

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