Coldest Day of the Month - Feb 19, 2013
Published Tuesday, February 19, 2013 7:47AM MST
Cooler air has settled in across Central & Eastern Alberta. (This is no surprise to those of you who read last week's WxBlogs. We've been expecting this cooldown).
Western Alberta will miss out and temperatures in spots like Grande Prairie & Jasper will be near zero today (and for the rest of the week).
Here in Edmonton, a bit of wind has added to the "bite" outside. Wind chills near -20 this morning will ease a bit as the wind calms down this afternoon.
But, a high of only -10 makes this the coldest day so far this month.
In fact, it's only the 7th day with a high BELOW ZERO this February (and we're 19 days in!).
It's been a mild month & by the end of the week, that mild air will return.
We have a couple cool (but not really COLD) days to get through between now & then.
As for snow, we've had some pockets of flurries in the Capital Rgn overnight & this morning.
We'll get some occasional light flurries, but no significant accumulation today.
Some areas are dealing with reduced visibility thanks to blowing snow. That shouldn't be a huge problem in the Capital Region this afternoon.
However, eastern Alberta may have icy roads & blowing snow to contend with today.
Here's Edmonton's forecast:
Today - Cloudy with occasional flurries, especially this morning.
Wind: SE 20 this morning, easing to ESE 10-15 this afternoon.
Tonight - Cloudy. Fog patches developing overnight.
Wednesday - Gradual clearing.
Thursday - Partly cloudy.
Morning Low: -13
Afternoon High: -5
Friday - Mostly cloudy. 40% chance of snow.
Morning Low: -9
Afternoon High: 0
Saturday - Mostly cloudy.
Morning Low: -5
Afternoon High: -3
Sunday - Partly cloudy.
Morning Low: -12
Afternoon High: -4