Edmonton weather: May the fourth be with you

Mainly cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Wind east 20 km/h becoming light this morning. High 12.

A look at today’s Edmonton weather by Environment Canada.[3][4]

Happy Star Wars day! I’m going to be honest, I’m not a hardcore fan so please don’t quiz me with movie trivia or ask me how I feel about how the last movie ended. I have seen all the movies, more times than I’d like to admit. I have two young sons that absolutely adore Star Wars. Although, I will be bold and say that I actually enjoyed the Mandalorian. That was a fun show!

I wouldn’t say I’m your stereotypical nerd. I dabble at best. May the fourth is just a fun day to celebrate movies and that is something I can get behind. I would be lying if I didn’t say that when the Marvel trailer[5] dropped yesterday I got tears in my eyes when we hit the end font and it said see you at the movies. How many amazing moments have we enjoyed sitting in a  dark theatre, buttery popcorn in your lap and completely engulfed in a story. I miss that.

So for today when I woke up to sunny skies, and not the gloom I was expecting, I decided today was going to be a great day. Maybe I’ll watch a movie in honour of all the great flicks that I love but first, I must dress my son up as a stormtrooper to go to school.

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Today’s forecast

Today: Mainly cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Wind east 20 km/h becoming light this morning. High 12. UV index 5 or moderate.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers this evening. Low plus 2.

Tomorrow: A mix of sun and cloud. Becoming sunny in the morning. High 16. UV index 6 or high.

Sunrise: 5:53 MDT

Sunset: 21:09 MDT

Normals

Average High: 16 C

Average Low: 4 C

Yesterday

Max: 13.7 °C

Min: -2.9 °C

Total Precipitation: 0.0 mm

On This Day (1996-2019)

Highest temperature: 28.8°C in 2016

Lowest temperature: -5.6°C in 2002

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Hermes Benitez repaints a children’s playground outside his Garneau neighbourhood home, in Edmonton Monday, May 3, 2021. Photo by David Bloom
Hermes Benitez repaints a children’s playground outside his Garneau neighbourhood home, in Edmonton Monday, May 3, 2021. Photo by David Bloom Photo by David Bloom /Postmedia
A pedestrian wearing a hoodie with a skull print, walks across Whyte Avenue, in Edmonton Monday, May 3, 2021. Photo by David Bloom
A pedestrian wearing a hoodie with a skull print, walks across Whyte Avenue, in Edmonton Monday, May 3, 2021. Photo by David Bloom Photo by David Bloom /Postmedia
A Red-Winged Blackbird sings while perched on a cattail in Edmonton’s river valley on Monday, May 3, 2021.
A Red-Winged Blackbird sings while perched on a cattail in Edmonton’s river valley on Monday, May 3, 2021. Photo by Larry Wong /POSTMEDIA NETWORK

References

  1. ^ Local News (edmontonjournal.com)
  2. ^ (edmontonjournal.com)
  3. ^ weather (edmontonjournal.com)
  4. ^ Environment Canada. (weather.gc.ca)
  5. ^ Marvel trailer (www.youtube.com)
  6. ^ apelech@postmedia.com (edmontonjournal.com)
  7. ^ Follow Postmedia photographers on Twitter. (twitter.com)