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Record breaking heat in central Alberta

Temperature heat records were broken in several central alberta regions on Monday. Residents in the Lacombe area saw mercury rise to 31.3 degrees Celsius, which broke the former heat record of 30 C, set in 1964.
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Environment Canada issued heat warnings for central Alberta ahead of forecasted temperatures that broke several heat records in the area on Monday. (Black Press Media file photo)

Heat records were broken in several central Alberta regions on Monday.

Residents in the Lacombe area saw mercury rise to 31.3 degrees Celsius, which broke the former heat record of 30 C, set in 1964. Temperatures records have been kept in this area since 1907. 

The daily maximum of 31.3 C in the Rocky Mountain House area also smashed through a heat record of 29.4 C, set in 1952. Temperature recordings in the Rocky area have kept since 1915.

According to a Government of Canada weather information release, a ridge of high pressure brought very hot temperatures to much of Alberta on Monday.

Banff, Beaverlodge, Bow Valley, Camrose, Cold Lake, Crowsnest Pass area, Drumheller, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, the Hendrickson Creek area, Lloydminister and Wainwright all broke heat records Monday. 

Red Deer's high of 30 C did not break a heat record, but all of Central Alberta is under a heat warning and temperatures are expected to rise even higher today (Tuesday).

 



Lana Michelin

About the Author: Lana Michelin

Lana Michelin has been a reporter for the Red Deer Advocate since moving to the city in 1991.
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