Edmontonians would be hard pressed to remember a November 3rd and 4th quite as warm as what we saw last week.
Thursday and Friday saw some of the warmest temperatures ever recorded in month of November throughout the Capital Region. The Edmonton International Airport even managed to set consecutive November temperature records two days in a row.
And though thermometers failed to hit the forecast of 19°C for Saturday’s Eskimos game (we hit 13°C), Mother Nature has more unusually warm weather planned for the region thanks to a southwest flow of warm Pacific air.
“The Pineapple Express is in place and driving in warm Pacific air into western Canada,” Global Edmonton’s chief meteorologist Jesse Beyer explained. “That, in conjunction with an upper ridge in the jet stream is allowing unseasonably warm in into central Alberta.”
“Average daytime highs for this time of year hover around a degree or two above 0°C,” Beyer continued.
“We could be dealing with near 20s in central Alberta, and even mid 20s in the south.”
The average daytime high for the first seven days of November in Edmonton has been 11°C. But Beyer recommends taking advantage of the warm weather while it’s here.
“All good things come to an end,” Beyer said. “We’ll still be above seasonal, but we can expect a nearly 10-degree temperature drop by the weekend.”