Oh Cold Snap! Edmonton set to break its 21-year-old weather record
|globalnews.ca 11 Feb 2019 at 17:36|
It’s been 11 days since Edmontonians saw temperatures rise above -20 C. The last time Edmonton weather was this cold for this long was in January of 1998. Starting Jan. 1, temperatures stayed below -20 C daily for 15 days in a row.
Jesse Beyer, Global Edmonton’s Chief Meteorologist, said Edmonton’s record could be beat this week. The cold is expected to stay around for at least the next seven days.
“It’s not unheard of cold; it’s just a long stretch,” Beyer said.
We haven t been this cold in 21 YEARS, if we use -20°C as the mark. Since Feb 1 we have failed to make it through 24hrs without being below -20°C. The last time we have gone longer with temps falling below -20°C daily was Jan 1-15,1998! We might (will) beat that this week! #yegwx
The warmest Edmonton has seen in February was a high of -14.01 C and the coldest recorded temperature of 2019 was -32.8 C on Feb. 8.