A look at Monday’s Edmonton weather by Environment Canada.
It’s 9.0 C at the Edmonton Blatchford weather station with 4 km/h winds out of the south.
The wildfire smoke came back the very next day – or maybe it never left.
Either way, an air quality advisory remains in effect for the city of Edmonton, and large swaths of central and north Alberta, as smoke emanating from wildfires burning in neighbouring British Columbia and N.W.T continues to blanket our skies.
“Wildfire smoke concentrations can fluctuate over short distances and vary considerably from hour to hour,” the statement reads. “Wildfire smoke can be harmful to everyone’s health even at low concentrations. Continue to take actions to protect your health and reduce exposure to smoke.”
Photo by FireSmoke.ca
As of 6 a.m., the Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) was reading a 10, or high risk, for the Edmonton area. It’s forecast to improve throughout the day, dropping to a 7 (high risk) this afternoon and a 4 (moderate risk) by the evening. Provided the forecasts hold up, of course.
The good news? We should be out of the woods here soon with forecasters calling for far less hazy skies tomorrow as the clouds move in. Still, expect to see that orange hue peaking through the curtains today. Not eerie at all.
Oh, and there’s a risk of frost overnight. Enjoy!
Today: A mix of sun and cloud. Widespread smoke becoming hazy near noon. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 this morning. High 17. UV index 3 or moderate.
Tonight: Clear. Hazy. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this evening. Low 4 C with risk of frost.
Tomorrow: Sunny. Increasing cloudiness late in the afternoon. Hazy. High 15 C. UV index 3 or moderate. Cloudy overnight. Low 8 C.
Sunrise: 7:13 a.m.
Sunset: 7:43 p.m.
Max: 16 C
Min: 5 C
On this day (1996-2022):
Highest temperature: 24.9 C in 2008
Lowest temperature: –0.4 C in 2010
Widespread wildfire smoke, 23 C high, air quality alert continues
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High: 21.4 C
Low: 8.4 C
Precipitation: 0.0 mm
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