Weather in Edmonton: The response to extreme weather conditions has ended for the city; exciting summer events start


A mixture of sun and clouds. Mist early this morning. Wind becoming west 20 km / h gusting to 40 this morning. Top 23.

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Can you believe it? After almost a full week of overcast and smoky skies, we see blue skies and sunshine! Now don’t come over to me because I realize we desperately needed the rain and I have a feeling people in BC are devastated by the fires, but the sun is amazing!

The city of Edmonton ended its reaction to the extreme weather on Friday morning after being in place for almost a month during a prolonged heat wave and the resulting poor air quality conditions. As of June 25, city peace officers had been carrying water bottles for distribution to those in need and most of the city’s recreation facilities and libraries were open as a place to beat the heat with de water also available.

Water bottle filling stations have been set up at five standpipes across the city during the extreme weather response that will remain and provide 24/7 access to fresh water until October 31.

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It looks like this beautiful weather will last for a few days which is a great excuse to get out and enjoy some of the fun events going on in the city.

The Summer Fun Midway starts today at 1 p.m. and runs through August 1 at the Edmonton Exhibition Grounds. Filled with great rides, food, games, and entertainment, this should be a great way to have a great summer day.

Taste of Edmonton kicked off yesterday and will run through August 1 at Sir Winston Churchill Square. There are over 50 local restaurants and food trucks to visit and great entertainment to enjoy as you feast on the mouth-watering cuisine.

Postmedia photographer David Bloom was at the launch event yesterday to capture all the fun!

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Today’s forecast

Today: A mixture of sun and clouds. Mist early this morning. Wind becoming west 20 km / h gusting to 40 this morning. High 23. UV Index 7 or high.

This evening: Clear. Wind northwest 20 km / h gusting to 40 becoming light this evening. Low 12.

Tomorrow: Sunny. Wind becoming west 20 km / h near noon. High 24. Humidex 25. UV Index 8 or very high.

Sunrise: 5:36 am MDT

Sunset: 9:46 p.m. MDT

normal

Medium High: 23 °VS

Medium Low: 12 °VS

Yesterday

Maximum: 16.6 °VS

Min: 10.5 °VS

Total precipitation: 2.4 mm

On this day (1996-2019)

Highest temperature: 33.4 °C in 2006

Lowest temperature: 7.6 °C in 2011

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A hot dog cools off in a puddle in downtown Edmonton.  (PHOTO BY LARRY WONG / POSTMEDIA)
A hot dog cools off in a puddle in downtown Edmonton. (PHOTO BY LARRY WONG / POSTMEDIA) Photo by Larry Wong /Postmedia
Pedestrians walk past an underwater scene in an empty storefront in the Southpark on Whyte building, 10615 82 Ave., in Edmonton on Thursday, July 22, 2021. The art installation is a collaboration between Southpark On Whyte, Vignettes and ECKZ studioz.  Photo by David Bloom
Pedestrians walk past an underwater scene in an empty storefront in the Southpark on Whyte building, 10615 82 Ave., in Edmonton on Thursday, July 22, 2021. The art installation is a collaboration between Southpark On Whyte, Vignettes and ECKZ studioz. Photo by David Bloom Photo by David Bloom /Postmedia
A commuter waits for a bus in the rain on Jasper Avenue in downtown Edmonton on Thursday, July 22, 2021. (PHOTO BY LARRY WONG / POSTMEDIA)
A commuter waits for a bus in the rain on Jasper Avenue in downtown Edmonton on Thursday, July 22, 2021. (PHOTO BY LARRY WONG / POSTMEDIA) Photo by Larry Wong /Postmedia


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