Canada Global (Web News) An arctic air mass has settled over much of Alberta, including Edmonton, where temperatures will drop below 30 degrees Celsius and wind chills will feel like -40,, Meteorologist Jesse Beer explains.
Brace yourselves, Alberta: We’re in for some frigid temperatures, including a wind chill of -40, as an arctic air mass settles over much of the province and will last through the weekend.
“An arctic high will bring mostly clear conditions and light winds, allowing overnight temperatures to drop below -30C across much of Alberta,” Global Edmonton Chief Meteorologist Jesse Beer said Thursday afternoon. Will.”
With wind speeds expected to be in the 10-20 km/h range, -30 C could quickly feel like -40.
Wind chill values will moderate (in the 20s or so) during daylight hours on Friday, but very cold conditions could return to some areas that night, the Met Office said.
Parts of downtown Edmonton will dip below 30C overnight and it will reach 40 on Friday morning with wind gusts around 10km/h.
To ensure your oil and coolant stay warm so your vehicle starts easily, the Alberta Motor Association recommends turning on the block heater when the outside temperature is -15 degrees Celsius or below. Apply for at least four hours.
If your vehicle doesn’t have a block heater, the AMA says switching to synthetic oil will help the engine turn over in cold weather.
Drivers are advised to make sure their gas tank is at least half full and consider using gas line antifreeze.